The Medway Queen has long associations with the Isle of Wight and surrounding area. She was repaired in Portsmouth after Dunkirk in 1940 and attended the Spithead Naval Reviewsfor the 1937 and 1953 Coronations. She was, of course, the venue for the Medway Queen Club from 1966 to 1974 and is still remembered for that!
Following a successful "season" on the Island last year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the club at Island Harbour Marina our Reading Support Group are once again crossing the sea in November 2017 to the "WightRail 2017" model railway exhibition (4th/5th November) in the Medina Leisure Centre, Newport, to mark the 80th anniversary of Medway Queen's appearance at the 1937 Spithead Naval Review. The group are taking their usual sales and publicity stand with the Medway Queen books and souvenirs, other book titles, model railway wagons and model railway accessories plus a photographic display of the ship's history and even a small model railway which features it's own Medway Queen sales stand.
Signed copies of the Medway Queen books will be available from the stand and we are still anxious to capture more of the ship's history on the Isle of Wight and any further information on the Ryde Queen and the Boatel. If you're on the Island that weekend COME AND SEE US PLEASE.