Brian (Bill) Perry was a member and staunch supporter of the society but he sadly passed away last November,
In his memory his Son, David, is making a donation to "save" 100 soldiers from the Medway Queen beach. Thank you David what a great way to create a memorial. David mentions that among his Father's papers he found many copies of the Medway Queen newsletter, which were fascinating as they brought back childhood memories.
Right - the evacuation continues with the beach noticeably less crowded now.
An exhibition featuring the ship model shown and telling the Medway Queen story has been installed for the 2016 season at Southend Pier Museum. Medway Queen publications and greetings cards are available from the museum gift shop.
The 50th anniversary event at Island Harbour was a fantastic success and crowds of people came to remember the club and share their stories. The new book was launched and sold well (we do still have some left though). During the day audience was entertained by Mark and Pam Bathurst's presentation on Medway Queen and by the original Jazz trio who played on board the club in the '60s. Leon Simmons, Doug Watson and Peter Trueman played, accompanied by Jo Baker who also sang at the club. Our thanks to everyone who helped but especially to Darren and Suzanne from Island Harbour Marina, Heather and Roger from the Yacht Club, Carla of Richardsons Yacht Services and Mark Ridett for organising such a great day. Supporting photographic displays remain in place for the summer season at Cowes Maritime Museum, Wight Bus and Coach Museum and Island Harbour's Breeze restaurant. The book is available from a number of IOW outlets including the marina office and chandlery, The County Press (Newport), Old Smithy (Godshill) and Cowes Maritime Museum.
Bringing you up to date information on the refit of the PS Medway Queen