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Clyde says goodbye to QE2

Date Posted: 08 Oct 2008
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The former shipbuilding community of Clyde have said their farewells to the QE2 as the world-famous liner returned to the are it was constructed.

Known as the grand old lady of the seas, the vessel was waved off by thousands of people, the Scotsman reports, as it headed for Belfast and then the Firth of Forth.

A mixture of tourists and local residents climbed Lye Hill which looks over the river in order to pay their respects to the 70,000-tonne liner from Cunard.

Christine McLaughlin, 62, a resident of Gourock, said: "A lot of people have fond memories of it. The QE2 means a lot to people."

Norman Harvey, a 73-year-old former Scott Lithgow worker added every time the ship comes back to Clyde, the crowds are attracted to it.

The QE2 made its maiden voyage in 1969 and will become a floating hotel located off the man-made island in the Gulf.

Written by Neil Condron
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Clyde says goodbye to QE2

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