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"Live" Videos shot on the Clyde Clipper to Clydebank
« on: Sep 24, 2017, 01:24 PM »
Michael Gallagher brought some very special flags with him to the conference.

One of them was the flag that QE2 flew on her 40th anniversary tour of Britain.

John Little was delighted to be able to ask the Captain of the Clyde Clipper to take it to the Clyde once more and it flew proudly down the Clyde and back.

Video kindly supplied by "Singlemalt" Ali.
 
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Re: QE2's Flag flies once more on the Clyde
« Reply #1 on: Sep 24, 2017, 05:39 PM »
A longer version, shot from on board.

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Re: "Live" Videos shot on the Clyde Clipper to Clydebank
« Reply #2 on: Sep 24, 2017, 06:00 PM »
The first 17 minutes of the trip, in vertical-widescreen!  (Blame Facebook's app for that one!)

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Re: "Live" Videos shot on the Clyde Clipper to Clydebank
« Reply #3 on: Sep 24, 2017, 10:14 PM »
Rob - at 11 minutes in, with the tall ship... is that the Riverside Transport Museum?
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Re: "Live" Videos shot on the Clyde Clipper to Clydebank
« Reply #4 on: Sep 24, 2017, 10:38 PM »
Rob - at 11 minutes in, with the tall ship... is that the Riverside Transport Museum?

Yes that's correct Peter
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Re: "Live" Videos shot on the Clyde Clipper to Clydebank
« Reply #5 on: Sep 24, 2017, 10:46 PM »
Thanks - I saw it from the train and was wondering - I am overdue my first visit there; last time I went to the museum it was still at Kelvinhall(!).
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Re: "Live" Videos shot on the Clyde Clipper to Clydebank
« Reply #6 on: Sep 26, 2017, 08:31 AM »
I have been to the Riverside museum, and I must say that I was really suprised from the start, parking was just one pound, which allowed a stay of three or four hours, entrance was free to the museum, the cafetaria was higher in prices to average, but offset by the free entrance, I don't really see why people complain about it.


Even parking that I'm used to here in The Netherlands would be 5 times as high depending on where you are going.

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Re: "Live" Videos shot on the Clyde Clipper to Clydebank
« Reply #7 on: Sep 26, 2017, 10:49 PM »
I don't really see why people complain about it.

I think that would be something Rob could answer as he's the one in the area and familiar with local news issues.  Perhaps this should be in a separate thread as well...

My own suspicion is that it's two main factors:

1) It's not in a "classic architecture" building like it was in previously in Kelvinhall.  That should be irrelevant as it's the exhibits and the way they are presented which should matter in the context of a museum, but people do "like what they are used to".  Indeed - that is likely to be one factor why modern ships are compared unfavourably to the older ones - although in the case of ships, the external appearance is a much bigger factor than for a museum!

2) It's further from public transport than previously - Kelvinhall was very close to an Underground ( Subway ) station.
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Re: "Live" Videos shot on the Clyde Clipper to Clydebank
« Reply #8 on: Sep 26, 2017, 11:02 PM »
I think that would be something Rob could answer as he's the one in the area and familiar with local news issues.  Perhaps this should be in a separate thread as well...

My own suspicion is that it's two main factors:

1) It's not in a "classic architecture" building like it was in previously in Kelvinhall.  That should be irrelevant as it's the exhibits and the way they are presented which should matter in the context of a museum, but people do "like what they are used to".  Indeed - that is likely to be one factor why modern ships are compared unfavourably to the older ones - although in the case of ships, the external appearance is a much bigger factor than for a museum!

2) It's further from public transport than previously - Kelvinhall was very close to an Underground ( Subway ) station.

My main criticism of it is that it contains Less than the old one did, especially in terms of the delightful ship models, most of which are now in storage. Also the cars are on the wall which is truly idiotic.

Many people like myself used to visit the old museum regularly, but dont visit the new one at all.
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Re: "Live" Videos shot on the Clyde Clipper to Clydebank
« Reply #9 on: Sep 26, 2017, 11:13 PM »
Thanks Rob; hadn't realised it actually contained less given that it's a bigger building.

Don't tell me they've used half the space for a café and souvenir shop?


Cars on the walls is, I agree, silly.  How can people see things properly if they're kept out of the way?
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Re: "Live" Videos shot on the Clyde Clipper to Clydebank
« Reply #10 on: Sep 27, 2017, 05:34 AM »
Great videos to watch! Gave me a little look into how the conference went and what occurred.
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