Video links and more pictures added 21 July.
The 00 gauge wagons have sold out as far as mail order from "Medway Queen - West" is concerned. At the last count the Medway Queen Visitor Centre had just one (red) left. An N gauge model is on order for September and there will be another 00 of some sort next year. Suggestions for the subject are welcome.
On the ship herself the volunteers are making preparations for the move and us administrators are rushing round looking for grants and donations as well as for more administrators!
We hope to see as many of you as possible in Ramsgate - whenever that is going to happen!
If you are not online and want a copy it is also available from "Medway Queen - West". Send a cheque for £3 payable to “R. Halton” to 2 Drury Close, Hook, Royal Wootton Bassett SN4 8EL, together with an A5 stamped addressed envelope for despatch of the book.
It started when Richard Lingham offered his story, which was first published in Sea Breezes magazine in January 2013, to the society. This informative piece has been paired with Brian Goodhew’s accounts of his times with MQ a few years earlier and give similar insights into the working of the ship from both passenger and crew perspectives. Brian’s accounts have appeared before in Full Ahead but not in this consolidated form. Finally, we have a fantastic collection of photographs which we have not published previously. These were taken throughout the ship’s post–war service by the late David Ingham and you might have seen some of them on Facebook earlier in the year.
It's not too late to sponsor Pat Cooper's walk. The total including Giftaid is an amazing £676 and the Localgiving page remains open for another 2 weeks.