Supporting the preservation and operation of paddle steamers Waverley and Kingswear Castle
On Monday 28th August 1967 Kingswear Castle arrived under tow at Binfield on the Isle of Wight on charter to the Ridett brothers who then owned Medway Queen.
Duke of Devonshire offers two round trips Torquay/Sidmouth and an afternoon cruise to St Mary’s Bay.
Royal Sovereign & London Belle scheduled to sail from London and Greenwich to Margate and Ramsgate on Sunday 26th August 1928.
On Wednesday 24th August 1960 Princess Elizabeth’s trips from Torquay were cancelled.
Britannia scheduled for the long day trip from Bristol to Cardiff and Ilfracombe.
Princess Elizabeth on charter at Weymouth for scenes for the big screen movie Gordon of Khartoum starring Charlton Heston.
Princess Elizabeth runs a trip from Weymouth to Yarmouth isle of Wight.
On Tuesday 18th August 1953 you could have had the opportunity to take any of 15 departures from Bournemouth Pier on any one of four different paddle steamers.
Bristol Queen scheduled to run from Bristol to Clevedon, Cardiff, Penarth, Barry and Ilfracombe.
Balmoral scheduled to sail from Southampton to Ryde, Southsea, Sandown, Shanklin, Ventnor an Bournemouth.
Kingswear Castle is now running harbour cruises from Dartmouth every day except Fridays at 12 noon, 1.30pm & 3pm.
Kingswear Castle returned to service Monday 6th July 2020 running harbour cruises from Dartmouth.
On Friday 3rd July a surveyor was aboard to test Kingswear Castle’s two boiler safety valves.
On Monday 1st July 1935 Golden Eagle was rostered to run from Tower Pier to Clacton.
Kingswear Castle is set to return to service on Monday 6th July taking the 12 noon harbour cruise from Dartmouth.
What was the secret of the success of local paddle steamer trips from Weymouth?
A further update from the DSRRB Company, which runs Kingswear Castle on our behalf, in relation to coronavirus.