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Touring the 'Queen Mary'

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Unique ID:19434
Description:Ship worker talks about tours organised for visitors to 'Queen Mary' before her naming.
Creator:Unknown
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Copyright:Southampton City Council
Partner:SCC Oral History Unit
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That was from March to May when she actually left Southampton, it was a hive of activity, and you know before we actually left Southampton there was loads of people that came to visit and look over it.  I mean the main attraction there was queues through seemed to be for miles, particularly when we was still in the graving dock, King George V Graving Dock.  And then the stream of people wanted to get round which I think that it used to be about two and sixpence or something like that, that the Cunard used to charge for people to come round, but you know there were so many they had to be sort of restricted in some way and they … they felt by charging them, making a nominal charge that that would be the way to keep some of the people off, because it was a wonderful sight to see all the areas of the ship. They visited the dining room and the lounges, the shopping mall and swimming pool and see the wonderful decor that they had for that.

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