Return the QE2 to the Clyde

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Should the QE2 return to the Clyde permanently in her retirement?

yes
49
91%
no
5
9%
 
Total votes : 54

Postby paladin » Thu May 12, 2005 3:03 pm

Closet Classicist wrote:I am now wishing I had set up a poll on this subject

Generating 701 views since Monday seems pretty good to me.


Polls are handy.......so far HG polls reveal that adult (over 18)Birthday parties are out, there is more opinion about the young than old and people favour themselves to be younger than they really are. As for getting Clydebuilt ships back on the Clyde............no chance, it'll never catch on.

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Postby Apollo » Thu May 12, 2005 3:24 pm

Closet Classicist wrote:Look at the impact Concorde had for visitor numbers at East Fortune and thats just since March!

Wonder who the far-sighted individual was that decided to re-instate the admission charge to this particular branch of Scotland's National Museums?
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Postby paladin » Fri May 13, 2005 7:28 am

Apollo wrote:Wonder who the far-sighted individual was that decided to re-instate the admission charge to this particular branch of Scotland's National Museums?


Dunno, try playing the FOI card.
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Postby Vladimir » Fri May 13, 2005 7:41 am

Im surprised 32% of 'voters' would not want to see it back on the clyde :?
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Postby paladin » Fri May 13, 2005 7:54 am

Vladimir wrote:Im surprised 32% of 'voters' would not want to see it back on the clyde :?


23% at present it's !0 to 3 (nearly 9 am ).

Personally, I would want to see it back on the Clyde.........but not all the time, mibbe it could spend part of the year in Glasgow or come back for a trial period (free of course), just to see what the score is. :)
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Postby The_Clincher » Fri May 13, 2005 3:18 pm

I would love to see a ship like the Brittania/Qe2 etc back on the Clyde would be great! I fear that the city "faithers" wouldn't be quite so keen unless they could somehow make a skin. Witness their attempts to have the Carrick demolished in the past...i don't think they care to much for preserving all things Clydeside. They would probably prefer to build hooses on the site of any berth! (Cynical or what) I would love to see her (Carrick) back on the Clyde, then maybe another bigger ship etc. I'm game for that!

In response to Cumbo's earlier post re: The Carrick, i understand that Mike Edwards (English Businessman who's cash has kept her where she is & good to date) is still the favourite to take ownership of the Carrick where he intends to have her completely restored and berthed at Sunderland.

I shall keep my ear to the ground...... :wink:
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Postby Modernhousing » Fri May 13, 2005 8:38 pm

Maybe escortregen has post about this but I havent read all the posts. I am sure this would be a major coup and I am surprised that Scottish Enterprise haven't organised something for this. With the Harbour project and the rest of the regeneration down there, it would the icing on the cake and put Glasgow as a historic city of making ships back on the map.
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Re: Fit for a Queen

Postby Jsweeneypm » Sat May 14, 2005 3:47 pm

It is great to see that there is quite a popular and growing consensus on here in favour of bringing the QE2 home to the Clyde as some form of commercial venture, quite literally anchored at the heart of the Clyde's regeneration, and that we are all pretty much agreed that it will bring significant economic, cultural, and social benefits to wherever it eventually ends up. As Closet Classicist says, where should this be taken on to next, would a letters campaign be the most progressive method of kicking off and seeing where that gets us? What local and national newspapers should we be targeting?...Perhaps the Herald should be our first port of call, seeing as this issue is particularly pertinent in light of the ever enlightened Melanie Reid's stolid assertions... :wink:

:)

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Postby paladin » Sat May 14, 2005 4:09 pm

Somehow, I get that 'Here's one I prepared earlier' revelations coming up. :roll:

or did my eyes deceive me earlier when there was indeed a lengthy pasted post preceding this one ?

8O
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Postby Captain Brittles » Sat May 14, 2005 7:25 pm

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Postby lordsleek » Sun May 22, 2005 4:29 am

Captain Brittles wrote:
PS - this is not a political statement.


Aye right

How kin she be Liz the twa whin the first yin's nivver been


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Postby Auldsnapper » Mon Jun 06, 2005 10:36 am

I was at the launch of the QE2,as a mate was an apprentice in the yard at the time...I have slides (35mm) I took of the launch,anyone know of a good (and cheap!) way of getting them digitised?
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Postby Pgcc93 » Mon Jun 06, 2005 11:02 am

Auldsnapper wrote:I was at the launch of the QE2,as a mate was an apprentice in the yard at the time...I have slides (35mm) I took of the launch,anyone know of a good (and cheap!) way of getting them digitised?


I only ever use Calumet Glasgow

£5 to digitise a slide that you can print onto a postcard or a poster! 8)
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Postby Auldsnapper » Mon Jun 06, 2005 12:15 pm

What part of (an cheap!) did ye no get there? 8O
Ah wisny wantin to make ma fortune with them jist update likes..... :D
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