Category: Megoran’s Musings

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

16th August 1958 Bristol Queen

Bristol Queen scheduled to run from Bristol to Clevedon, Cardiff, Penarth, Barry and Ilfracombe.

15th August 1924 St Elvies

St Elvies scheduled to run from Liverpool to Menai Bridge.

14th August 1939 Balmoral

Balmoral scheduled to sail from Southampton to Ryde, Southsea, Sandown, Shanklin, Ventnor an Bournemouth.

12th August 1935 Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle scheduled to sail from from London to Margate.

23rd July 1935 Killingholme

Killingholme scheduled for an excursion from Grimsby to Spurn Head.

18th July 1914 Majestic

Majestic sails from Bournemouth for a Spithead Naval Review.

17th July 1900 Balmoral

Balmoral runs her inaugural cruise for invited guests from Southampton.

15th July 1960 Consul

First trip of the season by Consul to Totland Bay, Isle of Wight.

4th July 1961 Consul

Consul’s first sailing of the season from Weymouth to Swanage and Bournemouth.

2nd July 1960 Embassy

Embassy’s first day of the 1960 season.

1st July 1935 Crested Eagle

On Monday 1st July 1935 Golden Eagle was rostered to run from Tower Pier to Clacton.

Weymouth’s Seven Mile Paddle Steamer Trips

What was the secret of the success of local paddle steamer trips from Weymouth?

Easter 2nd – 8th April 1958 Bristol Channel

P & A Campbell’s Easter paddle steamer sailings 1958.

Southwold Belle

Find out a little more about Southwold Belle and the “Belle” fleet.

28th August 1956 Monarch

Monarch rescues two almost naked men from a dinghy called Dumbo off the Old Harry Rocks in Poole Bay.

17th August 1958 Embassy

Embassy runs a trip from Bournemouth & Swanage to view the American nuclear submarine Nautilus at Portland.

15th August 1959 Consul

Consul runs trips to view the American nuclear powered submarine USS Skipjack.

10th August 1962 Caledonia

Caledonia replaces Waverley on the up river cruise from Largs to Glasgow.

Swanage Queen’s 1961 Season

How did Swanage Queen get on at Bournemouth in 1961 and what was her legacy?

4th August 1941 Lincoln Castle

First day in service of Lincoln Castle.

31st July 1963 Embassy

Day trip on Embassy from Bournemouth to Yarmouth Isle of Wight.

24th July 1964 Jeanie Deans

Jeanie Deans replaced Queen Mary II on the “Down the River” cruise from Glasgow.

11th July 1962 Whippingham

Whippingham returns to Portsmouth after her dry-docking at Southampton.

5th May 1953 Monarch

Monarch pictured in drydock at Southampton 5th May 1953.

4th July 1968 Ryde

Ryde ran a special cruise from Southsea to meet round the world yachtsman Alec Rose in 1968.

Plus ça Change?

Read this letter from P & A Campbell management to PW 1968.

More Paddle Steamers Please

If the Swiss can do it why can’t we?

13th June 2018 Herrsching

A trip on the Ammersee aboard Europe’s latest paddler Herrsching built as recently as 2002.

11th June 2018 Diessen

A trip on the paddler Diessen on the Ammersee near Munich.

13th July 1947 Princess Elizabeth

Most often associated with the Southampton to Cowes ferry and pottering about in the Solent, the Lizzie hit excursion peaks just after the Second World War.