Author: John Megoran

Supporting the preservation and operation of paddle steamers Waverley and Kingswear Castle

4th August 1962 Medway Queen

Medway Queen makes two round trips between Strood and Southend.

A Week in the Life of Balmoral 1934

What was Balmoral up to during a week in July 1934.

3rd August 1937 Balmoral

Balmoral spends the night at anchor in fog with 125 passenger aboard.

2nd August 1924 La Marguerite

La Marguerite scheduled for a day trip from Liverpool to Menai Bridge.

1st August 1936 London to Shanklin via Brighton

Southern Railway ran a Rail and Steamer excursion from London to the Isle of Wight by fast electric trains to Brighton thence by P & A Campbell’s steamer.

August 1956 Bournemouth Queen

What was the Bournemouth Queen doing in August 1956?

31st July 1939 Bournemouth

A plethora of paddle steamers at Bournemouth.

30th July 1962 Consul

Morning cruise on Consul to Lulworth Cove.

29th July 2008 Kingswear Castle

A day in the life of Kingswear Castle in the Medway years.

28th July 1960 Princess Elizabeth

Thursday 28th July 1960 Princess Elizabeth runs a day trip from Torquay to Plymouth.

27th July 1889 Brodick Castle

Brodick Castle sails from Swanage, Bournemouth and Boscombe to Totland Bay, Isle of Wight, Cowes and Portsmouth.

KC Fund Raising Cruise

Fund raising cruise for KC’s rebuild.

26th July 1934 Lorna Doone

Lorna Doone scheduled to sail from Southampton to Ryde, Southsea, Sandown, Shanklin, Ventnor and on round the Isle of Wight.

25th July 1959 Humber Paddle Steamers

Paddle steamer day trip from Grimsby to Hull.

The King’s Spithead Inspection July 1924

What were the paddle steamers of what became Red Funnel doing during the King’s Royal Naval Inspection at Spithead in July 1924?

24th July 1958 Cardiff Queen

Cardiff Queen scheduled to sail from Swansea. Mumbles Ilfracombe and Clovelly to Lundy Island.

22nd July 1912 Killingholme

Killingholme carries King George V for the opening ceremony of Immingham Dock.

21st July 1968 Ryde

Ryde makes four round trips between Southsea and Ryde.

21st July 1947 Bournemouth Queen

Bournemouth Queen’s first week at Bournemouth after the war.

Wingfield Castle Update July 2021

Hartlepool Borough Council allocates £4 million for the restoration of Wingfield Castle.

KC Update 19th July 2021

KC’s passenger capacity increased in line with the relaxation of Government Covid restrictions.

20th July 1997 Kingswear Castle

Kingswear Castle runs an afternoon Teddy Bear Trip.

19th July 1971 Maid of the Loch

Maid of the Loch makes two circuits of Loch Lomond.

6th-12th July 1953 Cardiff Queen

A week on the Cardiff Queen operating on the Sussex Coast.

18th July 1962 Medway Queen

Medway Queen unable to call at Clacton due to the wind.

16th July 1947 Embassy, Monarch and Princess Elizabeth

Paddle steamer trips from Bournemouth Wednesday 16th July 1947.

14th July 1954 Glen Gower

Glen Gower cancels her sailing from Newhaven to Boulogne due to the weather.

13th July 1958 Sailing on the Bristol Channel

Three paddle steamer offering multiple trip options on the Bristol Channel.

Brighton to Bournemouth 1947

How often did P & A Campbell advertise day trips from Brighton to Bournemouth in 1947?

12th July 1953 Bournemouth Pier

Choice of afternoon cruises from Bournemouth Pier on three different paddle steamers.