The paintings are both mounted in substantial aluminium frames measuring around 46 inches across and we now need to decide how to make best use of them. We can use them for promotion of the society and for fundraising. The two are not mutually exclusive and any suggestions as to how we can maximise the benefits to the restoration project would be most welcome. Contact us with suggestions via the usual CONTACT FORM please.
The two paintings show the ship in Bristol when she was being rebuilt in the project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. One depicts a paddle wheel prior to dismantling and rebuilding, the other shows an early stage of the hull assembly in the Albion Dry Dock.
As a result of contact made thorough the Steam Boat Association of Great Britain artist Mick Dean has generously donated two oil paintings to raise funds for Medway Queen. These were collected from Mick recently and will find their way down to Gillingham Pier in due course.
Bringing you up to date information on the refit of the PS Medway Queen