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« Reply #180 on: May 17, 2022, 12:39 AM »
You do have who appears to be Elaine Mackay in the second photo
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« Reply #181 on: May 17, 2022, 10:07 PM »
You do have who appears to be Elaine Mackay in the second photo

The American sculptor?  I have to admit I had to Google her and could only find her obituary in 2017 which a more more recent photograph than ours, but yes - having looked at it I think she might possibly be...
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« Reply #182 on: May 18, 2022, 10:51 AM »
You do have who appears to be Elaine Mackay in the second photo

Elaine McKay was a crew member and social hostess.

She is mentioned among Lynda's wonderful inventory of the female crew of QE2, and you will find her here in my photograph :

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?topic=9783.msg116759#msg116759

Maybe she was not yet working on QE2 when you were there for your honeymoon?

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« Reply #183 on: May 18, 2022, 09:43 PM »
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Elaine McKay was a crew member and social hostess. 

She was onboard during my early years and was always part of the Social Hostess Team, more often seen at the Captain's reception introducing the passengers to the Captain,Do they still do that onboard? She might have retired by the time you were onboard for your Honeymoon. Last l knew she was living in Dallas .
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« Reply #184 on: May 18, 2022, 09:57 PM »
You do have who appears to be Elaine Mackay in the second photo

Just to double check, we are talking about the second picture of Vol 2 Page 36?
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« Reply #185 on: May 19, 2022, 09:38 PM »
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Just to double check, we are talking about the second picture of Vol 2 Page 36? 

Indeed we are,  I personally don't think the bottom photo of the same page looks anything like Sue Pollard.
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« Reply #186 on: May 19, 2022, 10:35 PM »
Indeed we are,  I personally don't think the bottom photo of the same page looks anything like Sue Pollard.

Interesting; you're the first person who has ever said that.

Wonder if the passenger list is floating around anywhere...?  ( Yes, yes, I know... data protection... )
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« Reply #187 on: May 20, 2022, 10:56 PM »
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  Interesting; you're the first person who has ever said that. 

I say that simply because the lady doesn't have the"smile" Sue has, nor yet the short hair (she had curly hair in Hi de Hi ) and the lady in the photo seems very well dressed, Sue has a tendency for a bit more outlandish affairs . And i can't really see Sue Pollard blending in like everyone else, she would if any TV chat show is to be based upon,  she would prefer to stand out.
Perhaps she was mentioned in the Daily programs?
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« Reply #188 on: May 20, 2022, 11:11 PM »
Perhaps she was mentioned in the Daily programs?

I don't think celebrities on board would get a mention unless they were, so to speak, on duty on board?  If they were simply travelling as passengers, I'd be surprised if their presence was made official.

Meanwhile, here's another couple of views of us at that formal dining evening.
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« Reply #189 on: May 21, 2022, 08:35 PM »
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  I don't think celebrities on board would get a mention unless they were, so to speak, on duty onboard?  If they were simply traveling as passengers, I'd be surprised if their presence was made official. 

I should have added that perhaps she was part of the entertainment and as such would have been mentioned in the Daily prog. I have an actual passenger list, that was used by the Pursers Office from my Med trip in 1988 showing both Passengers and entertainers with their respective cabin numbers and port of embarkation/ disembarkation. They were mostly flown out to a port and flown home from a different port .   
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« Reply #190 on: May 25, 2022, 11:42 PM »
One person who was definitely part of the official entertainment on this instance was Jim Bowen, and here he is doing a stand up routine with the backing of a band.

...and not a speedboat in sight!
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« Reply #191 on: May 30, 2022, 11:02 PM »
Here is more of the evening with Jim Bowen; note in particular the pianist playing while blindfolded.
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« Reply #192 on: Jun 03, 2022, 10:28 PM »
Three further images to wrap up that evening.

The next four images after this are more of the newsletters and other paper memorabilia, so I may well post those four at a faster rate, maybe daily if I can, as I know you'll all be waiting for the next images.
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« Reply #193 on: Jun 05, 2022, 08:21 PM »
The first bit of that paperwork I mentioned is the next edition of this familiar product:
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« Reply #194 on: Jun 06, 2022, 10:02 PM »
...and another familiar production here.
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« Reply #195 on: Jun 07, 2022, 09:48 AM »
Poignant headline - Incredible to think that a climate change catastrophe was warned about 20 years ago and the world is still heading for a catastrophe because more change is needed.

I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank
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« Reply #196 on: Jun 07, 2022, 08:40 PM »
Very true, Lynda.  One thing to bear in mind, though, is that the main victims of climate change will be humans: the planet itself and much of the wildlife on it will survive.  For most of the history of the Earth, temperatures have been considerably higher than they are at the moment.

Tonight's paperwork is a bit different and perhaps of greater QE2 specific interest....
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« Reply #197 on: Jun 08, 2022, 10:58 PM »
...and the last of the four consecutive bits of paperwork is this.

Then we're back to photos again - and it's probably obvious which part of the ship features next...?
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« Reply #198 on: Jun 13, 2022, 05:11 PM »
All of these are very interesting. I am glad you collected so many items.

Did you take any of the Spa treatments? I was treated to a Hot Stone Massage there once -- it was delicious, and I enjoyed being gently rocked by the ship while the hot stones did their thing.

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« Reply #199 on: Jun 13, 2022, 10:54 PM »
I didn't myself, but Yola certainly did!

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