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Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #160 on: Jan 23, 2017, 06:19 PM »
Very good article, Lynda !  Great work !!   :)
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Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #161 on: Jan 23, 2017, 08:18 PM »
Nice one Lynda, 'keepem honest'.

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Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #162 on: Jan 23, 2017, 09:00 PM »
Good article, and great to make sure the Clydebank people feel invited and welcome!

Lynda, could you now perhaps get Rob's comment removed, as the paper has made the corrections he asked for?

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Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #163 on: Jan 23, 2017, 09:19 PM »


Lynda, could you now perhaps get Rob's comment removed, as the paper has made the corrections he asked for?

Deleted!

I do despair about Clydebank though. How could anyone possibly think that ship was the famous old beauty launched 50 years ago...
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Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #164 on: Feb 02, 2017, 09:43 PM »
Ticket sales have continued to do well, and are not far off 75% tickets sold, which is a fantastic result given that the tickets have only been on sale for a couple of weeks. 

We hope to meet up with lots of forum members at the conference and the weekend event that Rob is planning.

Our next committee meeting is 10 February, when we have lots to discuss, including the sale of the QE2 50 year badges. 
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Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #165 on: Feb 03, 2017, 11:42 AM »
230 days until the conference !

Have you purchased your ticket?

Don't miss out on this event to celebrate QE2's 50 years since her launch.  Details of how to purchase your tickets are on the event ticket page. 
https://qe2event.com/tickets/
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Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #166 on: Feb 11, 2017, 11:14 AM »
The conference committee had a very productive meeting yesterday in Glasgow.  We were particularly pleased with the sale of tickets sold (almost 75%) so far plus the sponsorship received, which is appreciated. 

We continue to work behind the scenes to ensure a very successful conference. Word is getting out in the Clydebank area of the fabulous speakers that have been booked for the QE2 Story conference,  to celebrate 50 years since the launch of the ship. 

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Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #167 on: Feb 11, 2017, 02:06 PM »
The conference committee had a very productive meeting yesterday in Glasgow.  We were particularly pleased with the sale of tickets sold (almost 75%) so far plus the sponsorship received, which is appreciated. 

We continue to work behind the scenes to ensure a very successful conference. Word is getting out in the Clydebank area of the fabulous speakers that have been booked for the QE2 Story conference,  to celebrate 50 years since the launch of the ship.

Thanks for all the hard work.  It will be hugely appreciated by everyone in September, and the event would simply not happen without the committee.
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Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #168 on: Feb 21, 2017, 06:43 PM »
Tickets are going fast for The QE2 50 Year Event on 22 September 2017.  This is an event not to be missed, and it is shaping up to be a marvelous celebration of QE2 !  For tickets and info, go to www.qe2event.com   :)
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Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #169 on: Feb 23, 2017, 09:32 PM »
We hope that as many forum members as possible attend the conference. What a fantastic opportunity to meet forum members who are enthusiastic about QE2 as you. 

We are looking forward to meeting all conference delegates. 

Buy your tickets now on the event website https://qe2event.com/tickets/

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Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #170 on: Mar 02, 2017, 09:47 AM »
Cruise Capital are supporting the conference by promoting the event. 

Jordan Bailey, Travel Journalist has written this article about the QE2's anniversary and the QE2 Story conference planned for September. 
http://cruisecapital.co.uk/remembering-qe2-50-year-anniversary/
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Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #171 on: Mar 10, 2017, 09:48 AM »


We are at the initial stages of planning a conference to celebrate 50 years since the launch of QE2 in Clydebank 1967.  We have made a provisional booking for Clydebank Town Hall on Friday 22 September 2017.  This is a lovely venue and very close to the slipway where QE2 was launched.

We know the planned date is not the date of the launch, but we wanted to hold the event on a Friday, in the hope that as many QE2 Story members as possible would join us for a week-end of celebrations. 

Hello Linda,

Is there any news on if The 50th Anniversary Conference will be available on DVD yet?

Thanks
Clydebuilt2

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Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #172 on: Mar 11, 2017, 10:48 AM »
Hello Lynda,

Is there any news on if The 50th Anniversary Conference will be available on DVD yet?

Thanks
Clydebuilt2

Thanks for asking about the plans for a DVD. We have had initial discussion about the possibility of the event being filmed so that a DVD could be produced but we have not made final decision.  However, we will keep you informed. 

The committee will be meeting at the venue in May to do a site visit and this would be an ideal opportunity to discuss the options for filming and producing a DVD. 

On Wednesday John and I met West Dunbartonshire Council Heritage team people to discuss having a small QE2 display prior to and at the time of conference.  It was a very positive meeting an we are looking forward to working with the team. 
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I've just bought myself one!

May well indeed end up doing it as an extended day trip with the Sleeper train both ways as it's a busy week at work that week!!!

...and it turns out that's exactly what I'll be doing.  Last night I booked myself first class tickets for the Sleeper at £85 each way, Thursday night northbound and Friday night southbound.  So I'll be doing the conference but will unfortunately be unable to make any events on the days either side.
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Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #174 on: Mar 14, 2017, 01:50 PM »
Thanks for asking about the plans for a DVD. We have had initial discussion about the possibility of the event being filmed so that a DVD could be produced but we have not made final decision.  However, we will keep you informed. 

The committee will be meeting at the venue in May to do a site visit and this would be an ideal opportunity to discuss the options for filming and producing a DVD. 

On Wednesday John and I met West Dunbartonshire Council Heritage team people to discuss having a small QE2 display prior to and at the time of conference.  It was a very positive meeting an we are looking forward to working with the team.

As Chairman of the Event Committee I think now is as good a time as any to raise my glass to my fellow committee members for their unwavering commitment and the work they have put into this event to date and will continue to do until the event has concluded successfully.

We're doing our old ship proud folks - its all about her - nothing else  :)

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Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #175 on: Mar 14, 2017, 02:20 PM »
Very well said, Gav !  Congratulations are indeed in order and three cheers for our beloved QE2 ! :)
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Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #176 on: Mar 17, 2017, 04:53 PM »
With my QE2 50th Anniversary Event Ticket firmly in my 'grubby mit', hotel booked & flights up to and back from Glasgow also booked i'm all set for September.

Sorting through some of my mementos of my time at sea i came across a couple of 'Cunard' cabin key rings - 2 1/2 " x 1 1/4", dark blue with Gold CUNARD logo and on reverse, Miami and S'ton 'return address', and was thinking how many other items of QE2 Memorabilia i have in my loft and cupboards.
I'll have a look and, depending on luggage weight, try to bring some interesting items up to Glasgow with me.

The old tea china is probably too delicate and heavy to bring but i'll find a few smaller items, one thing i do have is the World Cruise 2003? Autograph Book. 
It is leather bound and was hand made in Cape Town by a professional book binder, who we found courtesy of the local Security Manager, during the course of the following year we got as many of the famous personalities who traveled as either passengers or, more often as Guest Lecturers to sign it. Then at the following years World Cruise Auction we raised ' a lot' of money with it. How and why i came to own it is for you to ask in Glasgow!! £10 to charity gets an answer!

Maybe this is an idea for one of the breaks on the day, people bringing a few items and talking about where they came from and any story behind them.

Andy Holloway

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Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #177 on: Mar 20, 2017, 02:49 PM »

I looked at the 2 QE2 Key Rings this morning and discovered that they not only have different CUNARD logos on but also different return addresses. The older one has a Valencia, Ca and Richmond House while the younger one has the Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami and Mountbatten House addresses on.

 

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Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #178 on: Mar 20, 2017, 05:19 PM »

I'm full of ideas today!

If there is no set 'Dress code' for the 50 year Conference, how about people wearing anything connected with QE2, sweaters, polo shirts, yes even T-shirts, in fact anything with a QE2 logo on?

Just an idea!



Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #179 on: Mar 20, 2017, 06:06 PM »
Hello Andy

We hope that everyone that is coming along to the conference will be wearing the QE2 Story QE2 50 year badge, but I am sure there will be people wearing items with QE2 logos as well. 
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Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #180 on: Mar 30, 2017, 09:41 AM »
We can confidently say that we are predicting a sell out for the QE2 Story, QE2 50 Year conference on 22 September

175 days to go until the conference but with only 33 tickets left for sale if you are planning to come along please book now and don't be disappointed.

Remember this is a ticket only event, we will not be selling tickets at the door. 

https://qe2event.com/tickets/

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Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #181 on: Apr 03, 2017, 01:42 PM »
At at today, there are 29 tickets remaining for the conference, exciting to think we are on the countdown to a sell out conference. 
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Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #182 on: Apr 11, 2017, 08:54 AM »
Only 25 tickets left for the conference, so if you are thinking of attending best to book soon.  Tickets can be purchased on the event website conference ticket page.
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Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #183 on: Apr 17, 2017, 09:03 AM »
I will continue to keep you informed on the sale of tickets to ensure you do not miss out if you are thinking of coming along.

As of today we have 21 tickets left to sell, which with 5 months to go, until the conference is excellent news. 

This is a ticket only event so it is important if you know anyone who is thinking of attending that you let them know they can purchase the tickets by going to the event website and following the link. 

https://qe2event.com/tickets/
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Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #184 on: Apr 17, 2017, 03:47 PM »
As of today we have 21 tickets left to sell

I'm wondering if this isn't an opportunity to make some easy dosh ;D If we bought up all the remaining tickets do you think they'd go for extortionate amounts on the black market?  ;D

Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #185 on: Apr 18, 2017, 10:13 AM »
Joking aside, I am horrified at the thought of such an option. 
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« Reply #186 on: Apr 20, 2017, 10:06 AM »
Joking aside, I am horrified at the thought of such an option.

Agreed :) I am NOT a fan of making a quick profit by selling something at an extortionate price - the entire thing was said firmly tongue-in-cheek.

Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #187 on: Apr 24, 2017, 04:17 PM »
Only 150 days to go until the conference on 22 September and with less than 20 tickets left for sale, we are a step nearer our prediction of a sell out for the event. 

I have been in contact with the speakers last week, with a list of items to check.  This was to make sure we have details such as the titles of presentations and resumé information correct.  The event website speakers page has been updated to reflect minor changes. 
https://qe2event.com/speakers/

The next committee meeting is scheduled for 5 May at Clydebank Town Hall where we will be doing a site visit prior to our meeting. 
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Offline Clydebuilt1971

Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #188 on: Apr 26, 2017, 01:14 PM »


The next committee meeting is scheduled for 5 May at Clydebank Town Hall where we will be doing a site visit prior to our meeting.

Cant believe we're here already!! I still remember the first committee meeting!!

Time flies indeed....

Gav

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Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #189 on: Apr 26, 2017, 05:45 PM »
Great news about the ticket sales !   :)
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Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #190 on: May 10, 2017, 09:59 AM »


With less than 135 days until the conference we have only 12 tickets left to sell!

It is exciting to think that we will soon be into single number of tickets for sale and then a sell out.  I cannot emphasise enough if you want to attend you should purchase your ticket sooner rather than later. 

« Last Edit: May 11, 2017, 07:47 AM by Lynda Bradford »
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Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #191 on: May 11, 2017, 07:50 AM »
The ticket countdown has begun ......

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Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #194 on: May 13, 2017, 09:57 AM »
Exciting to see the countdown to the sell out of tickets and with only 7 tickets remaining now is the time to purchase if you are wanting to come to the conference:

The ticket countdown has begun ......

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Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #195 on: May 15, 2017, 09:58 AM »
Who are the lucky 6 people who will get the remaining tickets for the conference:

Exciting to see the countdown to the sell out of tickets and with only 7 tickets remaining now is the time to purchase if you are wanting to come to the conference:

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Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #196 on: May 16, 2017, 09:05 AM »
The final countdown....

Who are the lucky 6 people who will get the remaining tickets for the conference:

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Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #197 on: May 17, 2017, 09:03 AM »
As of 17 May there are only conference tickets left for sale. 


 
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Offline Clive Dalley

Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #198 on: May 20, 2017, 10:55 AM »
Having bought 2 tickets and received all documentation several months ago, when do we receive the golden tickets ?

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Re: QE2 50 year event 22 September 2017, Clydebank
« Reply #199 on: May 20, 2017, 03:01 PM »
Lynda, I would love to buy the last 2 tickets for George and myself but sadly have a long standing commitment for the 22nd.
We wish all the very best for what I am sure will be a fantastic couple of days.