Barry Ellen’s thirty year old model of Medway Queen, mounted on its carnival trailer, made its annual visit to the 1940s weekend at Chatham Dockyard on the 16/17th September. The model has had a major overhaul with navigation, masthead and purser’s office lights all now working. The impression of “steam up” being given by the smoke coming out of the funnel. This is thanks to Andrew Haskell who took on the overhaul job and who also towed the model round to the dockyard for the event.
We use this large local event to give out the latest information on Medway Queen’s progress and to “drum up” trade for the ship on subsequent weekends. This year we were in the excellent company of tribute acts to George Formby and Glenn Miller which added to the atmosphere. As usual it proved to be a busy weekend for giving out our details to prospective future visitors and for filling the collecting boxes. Thanks to all those who turned out as “crew” and to all those visitors who supported us.