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Saturday 23 September follow on events
« on: Jan 21, 2017, 02:30 PM »
Looking at a number of options now, with the aim of coming to a decision by the end of the month.

If anyone has any good ideas, I'd be happy to listen! 
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Re: Saturday 23 September follow on events
« Reply #1 on: Jan 22, 2017, 08:28 AM »
I'd like to see the Titan crane. I'd be hoping to see it after the conference finished (or before it starts) as I don't really want a day in Glasgow to be spent just visiting the crane. That is unless you're planning a full day of trips in the Clydebank area.

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Re: Saturday 23 September follow on events
« Reply #2 on: Jan 22, 2017, 01:00 PM »
I'd like to see the Titan crane. I'd be hoping to see it after the conference finished (or before it starts) as I don't really want a day in Glasgow to be spent just visiting the crane. That is unless you're planning a full day of trips in the Clydebank area.

Thanks Malcolm.  The tricky thing with a Titan visit will be the weather, and the numbers.  For example I'm nervous about taking a large group there, in case its cold and wet.  The timings for a cold wet visit would be different to a nice sunny one!  I've visited a number of times, and its a great visit though.  You get a great view up and down river, across to the hills, and directly down to the fitting out basin of course.

There's a small visitors centre (30 people) at the foot of the crane, and the top of the crane itself can take a similar number I think.   We are already speaking to them about a discount available to all conference ticket holders.
As you have guessed, I personally do not think there is enough else in Clydebank (any more!) to keep your interest for a day, so we're looking at Glasgow City Centre for event space on Saturday.  Its 20 minutes by direct train from the station adjacent to the Town Hall and Titan crane.

I've attached a map to help.

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Re: Saturday 23 September follow on events
« Reply #3 on: Jan 22, 2017, 02:54 PM »
Hi Rob,
 me'n'Liz, are staying the extra day, we (I really) have plans to go see the builders model in the museum,  perhaps impromptu coffee bar for folk to meet up & say their goodbyes?

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Re: Saturday 23 September follow on events
« Reply #4 on: Jan 25, 2017, 03:16 PM »
Who would be interested in the following?

I am not saying this will happen, just assessing interest.

Duration : 3 Hours.
Boat trip from Glasgow to the Titan with time ashore to visit the Titan, and return trip back up the clyde.  We'd get someone relevant to do a commentary.

The cost would be £30 including the Titan ticket, which would only cover the costs if 100 people paid in advance.
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Re: Saturday 23 September follow on events
« Reply #5 on: Jan 25, 2017, 04:51 PM »
I am very interested !   :D
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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Saturday 23 September follow on events
« Reply #6 on: Jan 25, 2017, 06:00 PM »
Sounds excellent! You can count me in.

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Saturday 23 September follow on events
« Reply #7 on: Jan 25, 2017, 06:14 PM »
Yes please, count Tom and I for the boat trip down the Clyde to the Titan Crane.  Brilliant idea. 
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Re: Saturday 23 September follow on events
« Reply #8 on: Jan 25, 2017, 06:16 PM »
Count me in for two and I'm sure my friends from USA (& some others) will be interested.

Offline Malcolm

Re: Saturday 23 September follow on events
« Reply #9 on: Jan 28, 2017, 09:06 AM »
You could add another two here :) You say that you need 100 people to be able to offer that rate. Would reducing the numbers drastically increase the price? Would that price increase discourage the diehards who want the trip?

Offline SusieD

Re: Saturday 23 September follow on events
« Reply #10 on: Jan 28, 2017, 09:59 AM »
HI Rob

Shay and I would be up for joining the boat trip and visit to the Titan Crane, so please count in another 2 passengers!
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Offline Fairfield

Re: Saturday 23 September follow on events
« Reply #11 on: Jan 28, 2017, 11:22 AM »
I would be interested in this as well.
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Offline pete cain

Re: Saturday 23 September follow on events
« Reply #12 on: Jan 29, 2017, 07:51 PM »
Rob, if it gives me chance to visit the makers model for an 'omage, then me'n'liz are down for a couple of tickets please..

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Re: Saturday 23 September follow on events
« Reply #13 on: Jan 29, 2017, 08:34 PM »
Count me in as a definite. It's going to be a busy period for me what with the Crew Reunion in Soton a month before! Credit Cards are going to get a hammering what with hotels, travelling expenses, etc.
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Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Saturday 23 September follow on events
« Reply #14 on: Feb 03, 2017, 12:06 PM »
Who would be interested in the following?

I am not saying this will happen, just assessing interest.

Duration : 3 Hours.
Boat trip from Glasgow to the Titan with time ashore to visit the Titan, and return trip back up the clyde.  We'd get someone relevant to do a commentary.

The cost would be £30 including the Titan ticket, which would only cover the costs if 100 people paid in advance.

An excellent opportunity to sail down the River Clyde to the Titan Crane and to learn a bit about the river's shipbuilding history. 

I know that Rob will be giving more details when setting up booking option, but if you are interested please post to add your name to show your interest, so that we have an indications of numbers from forum members.   
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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Saturday 23 September follow on events
« Reply #15 on: Feb 03, 2017, 01:58 PM »
I'm definitely interested and planning to participate.

Thank you, Rob and the Committee, for working on this fantastic programme!

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Re: Saturday 23 September follow on events
« Reply #16 on: Feb 03, 2017, 02:10 PM »
I also am definitely planning to participate and very much interested in doing so.

Thank you, Rob and committee, for setting up this marvelous after conference Saturday !   :)
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Offline Pete Hamill

Re: Saturday 23 September follow on events
« Reply #17 on: Feb 04, 2017, 07:03 PM »
Me and the missus are certainly interested.

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Saturday 23 September follow on events
« Reply #18 on: Feb 05, 2017, 07:13 PM »
Twenty-three noted so far with an interest in the Saturday event (see below).  I know there will be a lot of interest in this once Rob has set up the website and payment details, but it is still good to know that forum members like the idea of sailing to Clydebank to the Titan Crane on the Saturday.  We need to ensure there will be sufficient people interested before we charter the boat, so please add your name if you are interested.

We have had the opportunity to sail past the Titan Crane on previous QE2 Story get togethers, but we have never had the opportunity to get off at Clydebank. 

I have attached a couple of photos of the Titan Crane and fitting out basin and the Clydebank College, built where the shipyard slipways were situated. 

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Re: Saturday 23 September follow on events
« Reply #19 on: Feb 06, 2017, 12:45 PM »
And who could forget the first gathering of the masses..
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!