Friday, 20 February 2009

Barclays Premier League Trophy...again!

Hi all,

Pete here again,

So having stopped myself going up to see the Premiership Trophy a million times today I can say that I have been up to see it just the once. It's a great sight and I feel rather honoured to have stood so close after so many legends have held that trophy!

Our super snapper here has also managed to take some brilliant photos! You can see two of many here as well as view a whole gallery of photos on our Facebook and Flickr pages.

Here's the trophy itself looking marvelous, admire the excellent back-drop of HMS Victory!

As Chloe has said below, a competition was won by a member of Naval Personell who works on HMS Victory to spend the day with the trophy. Here he is with it in Victory Arena.

Keep well all,

Barclays Premier Trophy TODAY!!

It's here.... see blog below for full details.

Get here quick and see it - it's here today only and remember your camera!

Thursday, 19 February 2009

How exciting!

Hi, I’m Chloe, PR Executive at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. That means I deal with all media requests, write press releases, deal with any media visits and write three newsletters for different audiences.

Just thought I’d let you know that tomorrow we have the Barclays Premier League Trophy on display in the Victory Gallery of the Royal Naval Museum.

Such a random but cool thing to have here at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard!

To cut a long story short a guy in the navy entered a competition through Barclays Bank where he had to explain what he would do with the trophy if he was lucky enough to spend a day with it. He said he would take it onboard HMS Victory and hey presto here it shall be tomorrow.
If you’re in the area come and see it and have your picture taken for free! You’ll just need a ticket to get into the museum.

Friday, 6 February 2009

Full steam ahead!

Well hello there, I’m Terri Hall. I’m the Events Co-ordinator here at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. I’ve been working in this role for just over 2 years now and I still thoroughly enjoy it.

Currently I’m organising Celebration of Steam, this will be my 3rd Steam Event and if I’m honest this is my favourite event of the year as it’s a great challenge understanding the “steam language”.

I’m getting to grips with the different engine types, organising contracts, ensuring they have what they need to run & exhibit (coal, logs, rubble), getting them here safely (either by low loader, ferry, road, etc!), putting them in the best position on site, managing their oil seepage, and so on and so on.

All the people we work with are wonderful and therefore the event always has a fun and vibrant feel to it.

New for 2009 will be Andy Barrett of the Isle of Wight’s “H.Bamford & Sons of Uttoxeter” horizontal Steam Grinding Mill that would have been used to grind whole meal flour and it will be demonstrating just that at the event so pop along to get your share!

Andy will also be bringing a “Marshall, Sons & co Ltd of Gainsbrough” vertical stationary steam engine that will hopefully be powering a small 12 seat juvenile chair-o-plane ride for the kids to have a go on.

I’m also working my socks off co-ordinating the logistics of getting the world’s smallest paddle steamer “Medina Monarch” over from the Isle of Wight.

This involves loading it up onto a low loader on the Isle of Wight, bringing it across on a Wightlink car ferry, finding a crane to lower it back into the water in Portsmouth, ensuring its safe mooring alongside a pontoon in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and arranging suitable display times in Portsmouth Harbour with the Harbour Master!

Quite a task, but it will be well worth it if I pull it off as one of the most exciting things about Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Celebration of Steam is that we can accommodate steam boats and ships which many other Steam Rallies cannot do.

So watch this space!

Thursday, 5 February 2009

In comes Daring and out comes a Blog

So it’s about time we let you know a bit more about what is going on behind the scenes here at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Our plan is to take it in turns updating you with news, offering you a bit of an insight into the different perspectives and roles we have here. Even better than that, if there is someone particular that you want to hear from then just leave your comments below.

So what an honour, I am first up. My name is Pete Martin and I am Marketing and Events Assistant. I started at PHD in July and am here on a years’ placement. I am twenty years old and studying Marketing, Advertising and PR at Birmingham City University - quite a mouth-full of a course!

As always we’re all really busy here working on various projects and doing our best to better Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Having welcomed the Royal Navy’s newest and frankly quite spectacular ship, HMS Daring (from a very sneaky prime position on board Warrior) and fought through the snow whilst resisting the temptation of a lunch time snow ball fight, I am now working on two small scale events at the moment.

The first one is Love Portsmouth, this is a city wide event organised by the council. It’s going on all across Portsmouth at various attractions and we are one of them on the 14th Feb! We’ll be dishing out poetry on Valentines Day as well as chalk of which we are encouraging people to draw their well wishing messages all over the floor! This is FREE so come along, it’ll be good fun!

This is a poster for the event:

The next event I have recently been working on is our Easter Egg Trail that we are having on Easter Sunday which is the 12th April this year! This event is free with a valid ticket on site so again come along, all ages welcome and you can get some chocolate out of it!!

There are some of the posters below:

Which one do you prefer?

There are some pictures from me, now how about I get some from you? We also have a Flickr group that has loads of really smart photos on around Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. We run a competition through this so get snapping and you can win some FREE tickets! To view our Flickr Page, go here:

So that is a bit of what I have been doing over the last few days, keep tracking the Blog for the next instalment!

Leave your comments and let us know what you think, it’s always good to hear from you.

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Keep well,