The Greenock Telegraph announces a special QE2 supplement:

To mark the historic homecoming, we are releasing a bumper souvenir supplement — Farewell QE2 — which is the perfect way to mark a momentous moment. Wendy Metcalfe, Telegraph editor, said: “The souvenir special will be something to treasure — a real keepsake of what will be an historic and poignant day. With the most famous ship in the world saying goodbye to the Clyde and starting a new life, we wanted to give our readers something special to remember her by — and Farewell QE2 is a marvellous memento for everyone to cherish.” At 48-pages long, and priced just £1, the special edition is fantastic value, and features interviews with a string of local people who have a connection to the world’s most famous ship. There is also a treasure trove of fascinating stories from the archives about the ship and Cunard’s links with the Clyde... Her skipper, Captain Ian McNaught, also takes time out from his hectic schedule to tell us how he will feel when he brings his ship along The Esplanade for the last time. The souvenir is also packed full with stunning photography, capturing the QE2’s construction and launch, right through to last year’s unforgettable anniversary homecoming. Farewell QE2 will be on sale in newsagents across Inverclyde and at the Tele office from Wednesday 1 October. Copies will also be available at The Esplanade and the Ocean Terminal entrance in Patrick Street on the day of the ship’s visit.

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