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Offline Twynkle

From todays Daily Mail
....'It really is incredible after all this time we can finally get to view our pictures.'  Peter Shanks, managing director of Cunard, who own the QM2, said: 'In all my experience I have never encountered such a wonderful story.
'I am very pleased Mr and Mrs Gregory have been eventually reunited with their pictures. It almost seems too good to be true.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1250270/Couples-holiday-pictures-recovered-fishing-net-16-months-camera-dropped-cruise-ship.html#ixzz0fJIME4bW

The Express
CAMERA LOST IN THE ATLANTIC IS REUNITED WITH CRUISE COUPLE....
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/157628/Camera-lost-in-the-Atlantic-is-reunited-with-cruise-couple

The Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/7216467/Camera-dropped-in-the-ocean-is-returned-by-fisherman-18-months-later.html

And USA Today
....Cunard president Peter Shanks says in a statement. "The images are even more poignant as they depict the last transatlantic crossing of the great QE2 and can never be taken again."....
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/cruises/item.aspx?type=blog&ak=78701.blog





« Last Edit: Feb 12, 2010, 08:57 PM by Twynkle »
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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great little tale that warms the cockles of your heart as they say in the north of england.

Good as well that Cunard recognised the publicity benefits and alsoi mentioned QE2 favourably !!!

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Offline citrail

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« Reply #22 on: Feb 22, 2010, 12:04 PM »
Spotted this article today :o

http://www.walletpop.com/blog/2010/02/18/couples-25th-wedding-anniversary-photos-survive-15-months-in-se

Sorry about the length of the link, don't know how to shorten them. :(
« Last Edit: Feb 22, 2010, 12:15 PM by Rob Lightbody »

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Ooops sorry, I don't often get this far down the board :-[

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And USA Today
....Cunard president Peter Shanks says in a statement. "The images are even more poignant as they depict the last transatlantic crossing of the great QE2 and can never be taken again."....
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/cruises/item.aspx?type=blog&ak=78701.blog




Im not sure what lm more surprised at, the camera being found or Shanks statement ;) It wasnt that long ago he was saying that QE2 held the Cunard brand back >:(
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Im not sure what lm more surprised at, the camera being found or Shanks statement ;) It wasnt that long ago he was saying that QE2 held the Cunard brand back >:(
He doesn't mind calling it 'great' now that its no longer a 'problem' to them... bah!
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Online Lynda Bradford

I was reading this topic again about an amazing story of a camera being lost in the Atlantic then a fisherman finding it in his nets. 

It was through Rob's action to contact his friend in BBC that the media picked up on the story and the couple who owned the camera were found. 

If you haven't read this story before go to the start of the topic and enjoy.
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?topic=1624.msg17569#msg17569

Just Brilliant! :)
« Last Edit: Jul 12, 2020, 11:15 AM by Lynda Bradford »
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