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    "A major announcement concerning the project will be made on Monday 11th March"
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    Re: TS Queen Mary - new permanent home

    TS Queen Mary - new permanent home Originally Posted by tramscape TS Queen Mary - new permanent home
    "A major announcement concerning the project will be made on Monday 11th March"
    If I were to guess what the news is it would be that work to make Queen Mary's future berth suitable for use will be carried out at the same time as Waverley's berth is fixed and that Queen Mary will be moved there once this is done.

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    11th March 2019

    𝐇𝐞𝐫 𝐑𝐨𝐲𝐚𝐥 𝐇𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐑𝐨𝐲𝐚𝐥 𝐁𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐑𝐨𝐲𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐚𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐓𝐒 𝐐𝐮𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐲

    Friends of TS Queen Mary today announced that Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has become Royal Patron of the charity.

    The Royal Patronage not only is a wonderful step forward for the renaissance of TS Queen Mary, it also is a huge honour.

    Commenting on the Royal Patronage announcement, Iain Sim, Chairman, said:

    “We are delighted and deeply honoured that Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has agreed to become our Royal Patron.

    “This is a great boost for our on-going work to restore this British icon to her former glory and to preserve her for future generations.”

    Crawford Paterson, Vice Chairman, said:

    “This decision re-establishes the Royal link to TS Queen Mary, which was named after The Princess Royal’s great grandmother. The ship, of course, also carried Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother), the Princess Elizabeth – now Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – and the Princess Margaret”.

    Dr Stephen Breslin, Glasgow Science Centre’s Chief Executive, said:

    “Glasgow Science Centre is proud to play its part in ensuring TS Queen Mary has a bright future on the Clyde and we are delighted to have this iconic ship sit prominently beside our building.”

    Glasgow’s Lord Provost Eva Bolander, said:

    “I’m incredibly proud to support this multi-faceted project to refurbish this iconic steamer as an exciting visitor attraction as well as an educational, interactive maritime experience.

    “Her permanent berth at Glasgow Science Centre is the perfect location for what was once the world’s largest and most luxurious Clyde pleasure steamer.”

    Since restoration work began, the charity has raised and invested almost £2 million pounds, in cash and in-kind, from donors across Britain and overseas, reflecting TS Queen Mary’s pre-eminence and international appeal.

    A number of celebrities have pledged their support, including actor and author Robbie Coltrane OBE, who remains Patron of the charity.

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    The BBC are relaying the news .... so look out for it elsewhere in local media !

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla..._U0V35-4JYayLU

    even the tabloids ....

    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/l...royal-14117412
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    Not what I predicted, but probably better news than a new berth given the media coverage it’ll get.

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    The media coverage will be ephemeral - but the prospect of consolidating sponsorship, corporate or otherwise, will be much strengthened

    She will need to be gleaming - and be open, at least in part, before she moves round to the new berth

    This is excellent news and doesn't happen "just like that". It is a testament to the strength of the project and the advocacy of its trustees

    PS. There was a nice spike of web hits on my Queen Mary pages today so the "news" has prompted some (even if not everyone in the country) to find out more
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    The 'Mary is an iconic part of working class Clydeside history, a reminder when a precious day out on the Firth was eagerly looked forward to as an annual treat. Many of these people lived in truly awful housing conditions and had little cause to have any respect for their "betters". To me she is a living reminder of these hard, but in some ways happier times, and a tribute to the people who built her.

    This magnificent steamer was also part of my childhood and to see her disgorge the best part of 2000 punters over six gangways at Rothesay on Glasgow Fair Saturday was quite a sight.

    These are the reasons why I support this superb project and am grateful to the hardworking men and women who have made this possible, however if royal patronage works for you that is good also!TS Queen Mary - new permanent home

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    Yes, if you are a museum, you have a story to tell - and part of the ship will do so. Let's hope that the story embraces everyone who was touched

    .... even the little middle class kids who came up from southern Britain for their holidays !
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    Re: TS Queen Mary - new permanent home

    My memories of the "Mary" are from childhood holidays at Tighnabruaich. She dwarfed the pier and quite often used a rope which was anchored to the shore and was attached to her bow moorings.
    When arriving at Tighnabruaich she always sailed up to Rubha Dubh and round passed Auchenlochan.
    I recall her giving way to the Lochfyne when she returned from Ardrishaig and Tarbert, but I don't think she did that every day.

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    New video - virtual reality tour of the innards of QM

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