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Members Zoom Chat - May 21st 2020
« on: May 20, 2020, 04:40 PM »
For details please see this post in the Members area..

Look forward to seeing you then.
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Re: Members Zoom Chat - May 21st 2020
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2020, 09:05 PM »
I just mentioned this on the Zoom chat.

Amazing photos - especially the third one.

https://twitter.com/DougieCoullPics/status/1263063496654303233
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Re: Members Zoom Chat - May 21st 2020
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2020, 09:20 PM »
Welcome aboard everyone.
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Re: Members Zoom Chat - May 21st 2020
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2020, 09:39 PM »
The complete story of the Britannia Figurehead is here

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?topic=3027.0
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Re: Members Zoom Chat - May 21st 2020
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2020, 10:15 PM »
Where is this?  Can you solve the challenge?

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?topic=9329.0
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Re: Members Zoom Chat - May 21st 2020
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2020, 12:10 AM »
The meeting has just ended! Christoph and I spoke for a couple more hours, sharing QE2 photos and memories, and Isabelle joined us briefly too :)
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Re: Members Zoom Chat - May 21st 2020
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2020, 09:28 AM »
The meeting has just ended! Christoph and I spoke for a couple more hours, sharing QE2 photos and memories, and Isabelle joined us briefly too :)

I very much enjoyed the time I spent on the call, 75 minutes flies by!  Fascinating photos, memories and nuggets of information.  I'm afraid that's all I can do after a full day's work sitting at the same desk though, but I wish I could stay on the call longer.

I squeezed in a quick demo of our Twitter page - next week I'm going to start the Zoom call earlier, in order to demonstrate a few of our gallery's features for those who are interested, and I'll send out an advance notice message about that.
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Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Members Zoom Chat - May 21st 2020
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2020, 10:27 AM »
Enjoyed the chat yesterday evening and was sorry to leave after just over an hour, but that is about the maximum length of time I am comfortable sitting at the computer. 

There was so much of interest that members brought to the chat:

Thomas' father's QE2 newspaper cuttings, John's copies of the B&W QE2 launch photos presented to John Rannie, Rosie's childhood memory of a Cammell Laird launch day, when she had the honour of presenting flowers.  Information on the forum's Twitter page and seeing some of the fantastic QE2 photos that the page is finding.  It was interesting to see and discuss Bob's photo of the Britannia Figurehead in it's original setting in the Britannia Restaurant - remember we have a task to do to find out about the ship in the glass case that was just visible in the background.  But the best was Bob's 3D modelling of D Stairway brought back memories.  As mentioned I have posted on this topic the information sheet I had on sending emails from the ship in 1997
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Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Members Zoom Chat - May 21st 2020
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2020, 10:59 AM »
Thank you, Lynda, for the update. Great to hear about all the topics discussed and shown on screen!

I was sorry to have missed the zoom. I have another regular one just an hour earlier, and I took a break before logging in again -- just in time to bid Thomas and Christoph a good night! So glad this is continuing -- so there will be another chance next week to join.

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Re: Members Zoom Chat - May 21st 2020
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2020, 01:03 PM »
Sorry I missed everybody but I'm still having broadband connection troubles which I hope I can clear up for the next zoom meeting.
Stay safe and keep well.

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Re: Members Zoom Chat - May 21st 2020
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2020, 12:40 PM »
I just mentioned this on the Zoom chat.

Amazing photos - especially the third one.

https://twitter.com/DougieCoullPics/status/1263063496654303233

Dougie is a good guy - I have known him for a little while now. His photography is excellent.

Gav