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Online Lynda Bradford

Calling all forum members and friends with an interest in liners and in particular RMS Queen Elizabeth - this is an event that will be of interest to you.  There are a limited number of tickets for this ticket only event.  For more details see below and attached word document poster:

To commemorate the 80th Anniversary of  RMS Queen Elizabeth's secret Transatlantic dash from the Clyde to the relative safety of New York,  Alan Blackwood, former Queen Elizabeth third Officer will present an illustrated talk of the life and times of this famous ship. 

Monday: 2 March 2020
13:30 for 14:00 - 16:00 hours

Venue: The Education Suite, Riverside Transport Museum
100 Pointhouse Road,
Glasgow, G3 8RS


Admission is free and light refreshments will be served from 13:30, but note there is a charge for parking. 

To register for tickets click on the eventbrite link

After clicking on the link, follow the registration process by clicking on the 1 x green, plus a further 2 orange registration buttons ensuring name and email address is included where the requirement is shown. An email will then be sent to each applicant containing the ticket

Note: Not A QE2 Story event but members have attended previously events arranged by Alan Blackwood
« Last Edit: Feb 11, 2020, 10:34 PM by Lynda Bradford »
I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank
www.qe2event.com

Online Clydebuilt1971

Re: 2 March 2020: RMS Queen Elizabeth - the forgotten Queen
« Reply #1 on: Feb 11, 2020, 01:49 PM »
I've got a ticket for this one pending me getting the half days leave for it.

Should be interesting and good to see something on QE - she tends to get pushed back into the shadows compared to QM and QE2.

Gav

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: 2 March 2020: RMS Queen Elizabeth - the forgotten Queen
« Reply #2 on: Feb 11, 2020, 02:02 PM »
I've got a ticket for this one pending me getting the half days leave for it.

Should be interesting and good to see something on QE - she tends to get pushed back into the shadows compared to QM and QE2.

Gav

Fantastic news that you got a ticket and can feed back to us about the event.  RMS Queen Elizabeth has a really interesting war history and she truly is the forgotten Queen. 
I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank
www.qe2event.com

Offline cunardqueen

Re: 2 March 2020: RMS Queen Elizabeth - the forgotten Queen
« Reply #3 on: Feb 11, 2020, 02:20 PM »
Gosh on a Monday my day off, l just need to figure out train times and how to get there from what ever station the train comes into. Last time l was in Glasgow , it was for the other one ;)     
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline cunardqueen

Re: 2 March 2020: RMS Queen Elizabeth - the forgotten Queen
« Reply #4 on: Feb 11, 2020, 03:44 PM »
Sorted. Ticket to hand , cheap £19 return, courtesy of The Sun  to Glasgow QS arriving 12.10 and Uber to the Museum
Alas dont know all that much about RMS Queen Elizabeth but im looking forward to hearing more about her. and hopefully catching up with some forum members. Before heading back up the road on the 1841..all stops to Elgin

Thanks for the link Clydebuilt1971    Hopefully see you there.  :)
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline cunardqueen

Re: 2 March 2020: RMS Queen Elizabeth - the forgotten Queen
« Reply #5 on: Feb 22, 2020, 05:58 PM »
Anybody else attending this event ? I wonder if they need minimum numbers ?
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline cunardqueen

Re: 2 March 2020: RMS Queen Elizabeth - the forgotten Queen
« Reply #6 on: Mar 03, 2020, 08:56 PM »
It was a very enjoyable day out.  left home at 0755 on the train via Inverness. The old 125s refurbished in Scotrail colours to end up in Glasgow shortly after noon. The venue was the Riverside Transport Museum.  As mentioned on the tickets it was light refreshments (tea/ coffee and biscuits ) and the location was in the Exhibition Room.
Kinda reminded me of an old school room set up for a talk, with more chairs being added as required. As it happened i counted 40 people there. Signed in and wrote our names on a label.

Titled RMS Queen Elizabeth - The Forgotten Queen by Alan Blackwood it kicked off at 2 pm it was scheduled to be a 2 hour talk , but there would be a break of 15 mins halfway. The first part was a brief talk about the North Atlantic run from the 1850s and how the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth came to be. Then it was about the war service and in detail we were told many things . What the talk lacked in photos, it more than made up for in presentation. Being an older audience there was no messing about with mobiles and no chatting during the presentation. The preparation for war service and the various runs to Australia and New York were covered in great detail. Mainly the subject was devoted to Queen Elizabeth with the speaker having served on The Mary , Elizabeth and QE2. 
He showed a beautiful photo of QE2 at Southampton taken towards the end of her active service and explain she didnt always look like how she looked and pointed out about the profile and the enlarged Funnel Thanks to the re-engining. He gave the wrong years for the refit, but l dare say no one else noticed.     

 Scheduled to end at 4pm he carried on till 4.40 and was gently advised the Museum shuts at 5pm there was a brief Q & A session of only 2 questions before we were literally being told we need to leave .
I took a moment to show Ian a photo of Queen Mary in Long Beach at night time with the Christmas lights. and he was quick to mention his cabin had been done away with and replaced with a small function room.
We were out by 4.55pm and lm sure they were locking the doors behind us .
A very enjoyable, entertaining and informative talk , l could have listened to him for another 2 hours  .
If such another talk ever came up,  I wouldn't hesitate to try to get down to it,

 Thanks to the wonder of Uber a quick ride in a Merc by a Tesco shift Manager back into town and a  burger at Five Guys before making my way to the mess they call Queen Street Station.
Interesting to find it was another HST 125 from Queen Street to Aberdeen, and 45 min gap before another HST 125 service to stop in Elgin, so l was home and in the door by 11.30 pm           
 
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: 2 March 2020: RMS Queen Elizabeth - the forgotten Queen
« Reply #7 on: Mar 03, 2020, 09:25 PM »
Thank you, Myles, for this report. It sounds like a day very well spent, and I really enjoyed your descriptions of how it all went. It is always a great compliment to a speaker if one realises that one could have listened for a much longer time!

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Re: 2 March 2020: RMS Queen Elizabeth - the forgotten Queen
« Reply #8 on: Mar 03, 2020, 09:42 PM »
Thanks for the write up Myles, and well done for making it to the talk. Sorry I couldn't be there, but work was inescapable.
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Re: 2 March 2020: RMS Queen Elizabeth - the forgotten Queen
« Reply #9 on: Mar 04, 2020, 04:29 PM »
Many thanks, Myles, for your report about RMS Queen Elizabeth.  Thanks for including the details of the day which makes one feel they were right along to the event also.  It sounds like it indeed was a wonderful presentation !   :)
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Online Clydebuilt1971

Re: 2 March 2020: RMS Queen Elizabeth - the forgotten Queen
« Reply #10 on: Mar 06, 2020, 08:17 AM »
Sounds like it was great Myles - I had to pull out at the last minute sadly.

Gav