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Memories of Queen Mary

Black & white footage of Queen Mary departing Southampton in 1967 Photo: ITV Meridian archive

The firm Cunard and its cruise liners have been a part of Southampton's history and landscape for generations. Part of that legacy includes special moments like today when the company's three liners - Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth - gathered together in their home port of Southampton for the very first to mark Her Majesty the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

However there have been other major landmarks in that relationship too - such as when in 1967, ITV Meridian's precursor 'Southern TV' reported on the departure of the much loved Queen Mary. The report below by Chris Wain was originally broadcast in 1967.

The three 'Queen' liners united today for the Diamond Jubilee in Southampton