Author Topic: Unseen slides of QE2 being built, fitted out, on trials and early years.  (Read 46721 times)

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Online Alex Tarry

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« Reply #30 on: Mar 16, 2019, 12:24 PM »
Wow...can’t wait to see some more! 👍😁

Offline Twynkle

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« Reply #31 on: Mar 16, 2019, 01:07 PM »
Thanks so much to you, Rob

The detail is superb!
I wonder whether the photographer will ever know just how important a camera-person he or she was?!

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« Reply #32 on: Mar 16, 2019, 03:45 PM »
Absolutely superb. Great detailed photo. Watermark is not too obvious once the photo is clicked for viewing larger.

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« Reply #33 on: Mar 16, 2019, 04:35 PM »
I've attached a couple more, both taken on deck in September 1967 just before launch.  I'm afraid I've lowered the resolution, while I consider how to best handle these.  If you've been on board QE2, you should have stood in both spots I'd imagine!

So far (I am 2/3rds of the way through the first of the 5 slide boxes) the photos are mainly 1967 and 1968 while in Clydebank, both interior, on-deck and dockside.  There are a number of fascinating photos, and things I've never seen before.

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« Reply #34 on: Mar 16, 2019, 10:08 PM »
Magnificent!

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« Reply #35 on: Mar 17, 2019, 11:12 AM »
I'm nearly finished the first box, which has mostly been exterior shots, with some on-deck and a few internal shots of incomplete interiors.  The box ends with some shots from December 1968 of her in Greenock and on trials I think...

The rest of the little markers in the box say...

xmas 1968 pools
personalities & work 67 - 68
easter 1969
seaviews of QE2 1968 trials
fitting out & tech trials 67-68
xmas 68 externals
internals xmas 68
qe2 1976 soton
childrens xmas voyage dec 20th 68 - jan 1 69
easter 69 voyage externals
easter 69 voyage
qe2 soton dry dock & night pictures 1970

Attached is another from the first box

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« Reply #36 on: Mar 17, 2019, 01:29 PM »
This Is Exciting!!

Might it be useful to link Bryce Foundling's post here too?
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?topic=6580.0

Online Rod

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« Reply #37 on: Mar 17, 2019, 03:37 PM »
This is interesting.
There appears to be no "crash"  boat at No 1 boat position.

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« Reply #38 on: Mar 17, 2019, 07:02 PM »
Here's a final couple for this weekend.

We're now thinking of a book... and contacting the Press... watch this space...

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« Reply #39 on: Mar 17, 2019, 08:04 PM »
Rob.
These are fantastic. Not only the ship but great to see the John Brown's shipyard buildings and cranes too.
A book would be great with all of these new unique photos never seen before.

Online Chris Thompson

Hi Rob,
just a note that copying of these can be somewhat prevented by adding what's called an applet
to each photo if they are displayed through this website, The applet prevents right clicking.
I did this on a photography site that I had, worked very well, it does not prevent printing the screen
from a PC but does stop high quality copies.

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The photos are amazing !   :)
QE2 - the ship for all of time, a ship of timeless beauty !

Offline Clydebuilt1971

Are these official John Brown photos? If not who took them I wonder.

I have photos taken in James Lamont & Co Ltd's Port Glasgow and Greenock yards from the mid 40s to the early 70s - they were all official yard photos taken by a local photography company in Greenock.

I wonder if its the same setup for these or whether JB had their own in house photographer?

Gav

Offline cunardqueen

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  We're now thinking of a book... and contacting the Press... watch this space...
 

What about a DVD that allows people to use them for screen savers or does that open them up for copying ?
It might seem there is scope for a few different projects..products etc

While a calendar can be a good thing, what about a version with no calendar format..
Or why not throw the topic out there for ideas..

The forum has a Golden Goose, from which could lay some golden eggs and while money may not be an overiding factor, it does certainly need to be considered.
 
Can you imagine going to a screening and seeing just one of the photos on a banner display outside the location ..and there are many more to come. Im still stunned by the rolling footage of QE2 at the V&A in Dundee...that for me alone was worth the price for the whole weekend ..

And who on earth would or could write the forward for the book..... are we thinking a print on demand or the other style of books

If you want to tease us even more Rob just show a tiny fraction of a slide  with a "Guess what this is..."

From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

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Here's one for Gav from tonight's batch.

He'll see why...

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