Come and see what we are doing for yourselves. Our last Fun, Food and Craft Day of 2018 on Gillingham Pier will be on Saturday 1st December from 10am until 4pm. Santa will be there and he has promised to switch on Medway Queen’s Christmas Lights during the afternoon.
Medway Queen’s wake. Courtesy PSPS Collection.
Update December 10th. - Despite being a spur of the moment test run with little publicity the Christmas cards have sold well with around 80% gone. There are just 2 packs left in the Visitor Centre and a few available direct from Richard Halton, details below. Pay by Paypal and I will post them to you FIRST CLASS the following day (time is short). The VC will be open on Saturday 15th December so first come first served!
The cards will be available to purchase at the AGM on Saturday 27th October but if you can’t get there this year you can order them now from Richard Halton by cheque or PayPal. Packs of 10 cards cost £6 each, plus £1-50 UK P&P (first class) per pack. All proceeds will be passed to MQPS via Reading Support Group.
The cards are also available as a Birthday or Greetings card. These have the same image but with no text (or holly) and blank inside. The greetings cards are priced and packed individually at £1-80 each.
As members will read in the Autumn 2018 issue of Full Ahead (about to be sent out) we have had continual problems with water getting in through the promenade deck. This makes work on the ship more difficult and damages what has previously been done. In one or two sensitive areas such as the electricity distribution board it poses a very real problem. Over the past years we have tried many solutions with varying degrees of success and yet another try is now in hand.
Mick A organised the troops - Ron L, Ron V, Bob D, William E & Phil J - and, making use of the dry weather today, they meticulously cleaned each length of deck-timber from the aft plated section to the Captain's Cabin. Once this has been completed they will begin the process of applying the new caulking material which is a rubber-like compound. You may be thinking this a deja vu moment. Well, yes, in a way. We have indeed discussed and attempted re-caulking with the material that came from Bristol and yes we found a number of problems when using it. However, the new material we are using is a rubbery compound and is applied differently, and more importantly, is in date!
The guys are very hopeful this new product will do the job and they'll be monitoring it over the next 12 months.