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

End of 1960 Season

When did the seasons end for the paddle steamers still in service in 1960? To find out take a look at the October Pictures of the Month on the KC website: October 2022: End of the 1960 Season – Kingswear Castle

The Queen

Click on the link to see a tribute to the Queen from Kingswear Castle: The Queen – Kingswear Castle

Consul 10th September 1962

What was the paddle steamer Consul doing on 10th September 1962. To find out take a look at a feature on the KC website: Consul 10th September 1962 – Kingswear Castle

New Model of PS Consul

For more details about a new model of PS Consul check out a feature on the KC website:New Model of Consul – Kingswear Castle

Waverley Returns to Swanage

Waverley returned to Swanage for the first time in four years around 12.30pm on Sunday 4th September during a cruise from Southampton and Yarmouth to view the Bournemouth Air Show. For more pics of this happy event check out a feature on the Kingswear Castle website: Waverley Returns To Swanage – Kingswear Castle

How They Do It on Lake Geneva

How do they keep the paddle steamer on Lake Geneva solvent? To find out more check out the Pictures of the Month on the Kingswear Castle website: How They Do It on Lake Geneva – Kingswear Castle

KC Rebuild Fund Raising Cruise

There are still some tickets available for the Rebuild Fund Raising Cruise aboard Dart Explorer on Saturday 13th August. For more details or to make a donation check out the Kingswear Castle website: KC Rebuild Fund Raising Cruise – Kingswear Castle

Consul’s 1960 Season

What was the paddle steamer Consul doing during the 1960 season? To find out have a look at the August Pictures of the Month on the Kingswear Castle website: August 2022: Consul’s 1960 Season – Kingswear Castle

First Lady Paddle Steamer Captain

The SGV Company has appointed its first lady captain. For more details check out the news feature on the Kingswear Castle website: First Lady Paddle Steamer Captain – Kingswear Castle

Recording for Times Radio Aboard KC

A recording about paddle steamers for Times Radio was made aboard KC in the shipyard on 14th July. For more details check out the Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle Trust website: 14th July 2022: Recording for Times Radio aboard KC – Kingswear Castle

Embassy’s Catering in the 1960s

Embassy’s Catering For a look at Embassy’s catering in the 1960s check out the Pictures of the Month on the Kingswear Castle website: July 2022: Embassy’s Catering 1960s – Kingswear Castle

Thames & Sussex Coast Revival 1969

In 1969 P & A Campbell set out to revive excursion sailings on the River Thames and Sussex Coast using the Queen of the Isles. For more details of the complex schedule they offered that summer, with sailings from London, Southend, Clacton, Margate, Ramsgate, Deal, Hastings, Eastbourne, Shanklin, Boulogne, Calais and Ostend check out the…
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KC to Return to Service in 2023

The plan of campaign for KC’s major rebuild had been to undertake the work over three winters. However so far this winter and spring things have gone so well that a decision has now been taken to keep her in the shipyard over the summer and autumn and continue working on her making use of…
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KC Rebuild Update May 2022

Work is continuing apace on the first phase of KC’s major rebuild at Dartmouth. Renewal of the hull strake beneath the deck port side aft of the paddle box New plating inside aft saloon port side Scrap steel cut away from the hull and bulkheads Ships are built for a lifespan of about 25 years.…
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