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VIDEO: Southampton's most famous ever passenger ship celebrates 80th birthday

The iconic Queen Mary in her heyday Credit: ITV Meridian

Celebrations have been held on both sides of the Atlantic to mark the 80th anniversary of Southampton's most famous ever passenger ship, the Queen Mary.

For more than thirty years she carried millions of people from the Hampshire port to New York.

The ship was a major employer in the region and loved by crew and passengers alike.

Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse has been talking to former passengers and crew who were on her maiden voyage.

Mike spoke to maiden voyage passenger Heather Beagley, Maureen Ryan who worked in the Purser's office, former bellboy Bernard Webb and Stan Adams, a former enginner.

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