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The Queen Mary Collection G Stairwell Landing

This showcase (installed in 1994 as part of the Heritage Trail) contained artifacts from Queen Mary (1936) including a model (from the Ritz Hotel in London), lifebelt, various menus and brochures.

Michael Gallagher has provided the following information and photo.

If you have any information of pictures that you would like to add please post in this topic. 

- Bronze Maiden Voyage Medallion. 3,000 were made in 1936 and the last few were sold on her Last Voyage in 1967, at 5/-d (25p) each. Item missing in June 2005.

- Launch Brochure, 26 September 1934.

- Engineering Reprint, 1936.

- Brochure issued in 1936 showing interior aluminium motifs and a pastel frieze. Only the best artists and designers were commissioned for Queen Mary.

- Maiden Voyage Paper Napkin.

- Maiden Voyage Matchbook.

- Brochure showing her at sea (1936).

- Gangway Life Belt. This was one of two used for photographing passengers on board. On loan from the Ocean Liner Museum, New York.

- Ship Model.

- Illustrated Book on her interiors given to First Class passengers (1950s).

- On board Notepaper from the Library and Writing room.

- Souvenir Postcard given away by the Bureau.

- Souvenir Postcard (c1937)

- Luggage Label (c1936).

- Inside front page of a 1950s book given to First Class passengers.

- Some of the book’s inside pages.

- Menu for a voyage in 1959. Breakfast 31 August 1959.

- Menu for a voyage in 1959.

- Menu for a voyage in 1959.

- Menu for a voyage in 1959.

- Daily Programme (1959).

- Leisure Activities Programme (1959).

- Events Programme (1959).
I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank


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