Category: Megoran’s Musings

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

17th October 1949 Glen Usk

Last day of the season for Glen Usk.

16th October 2008 Tony McGinnity

Memorial service for Tony McGinnity doyen of paddle steamer preservation in the 1960s.

15th October 1962 Sandown

Sandown left Portsmouth, sailed down the Western Solent, across Poole Bay, rounded Anvil Point and St. Albans Head bound for Weymouth.

14th October 1920 Lady Evelyn

Lady Evelyn sails from Cardiff to lay up for the winter in Newport.

13th October 1963 Caledonia

Caledonia rostered to run the Sunday ferry service from Gourock to Millport

12th October 1965 Vecta

After her trial two weeks running on the Bristol Channel Vecta set off for the yard of Cosens at Weymouth for a major overhaul.

11th October 1961 Lyme Regis Council

On 11th October 1961 Lyme Regis Council met to discuss what to do about damage to their harbour allegedly caused by Princess Elizabeth that season.

10th October 1922 Portsmouth/Ryde

Take a paddle steamer between Portsmouth and Ryde in October 1922.

9th October 1961 Bristol Queen

Last day of the season for Bristol Queen

8th October 1969 Eppleton Hall

Eppleton Hall off the coast of Portugal on her way to Los Angeles.

7th October 1938 Glen Gower

Glen Gower reaches Bristol after a protracted passage from Brighton.

6th October 1958 Cardiff Queen

Last day of the season for Cardiff Queen.

5th October 1927 Waverley

P & A Campbell’s Waverley takes advantage of Early Closing Day.

4th October 1919 Duchess of Devonshire

On Saturday 4th October 1919 Duchess of Devonshire arrives back at Exmouth having spent the summer running on the Bristol Channel.

2nd October 1965 Paddle Tug Grinder

Members of the PSPS Wessex Branch take a trip around Portsmouth Harbour on the Paddle Tug Grinder.

1st October 1953 Embassy

Last trips of the season for Embassy.

30th September 1965 Sandown and Ryde

Sandown and Ryde laid up for the winter at Newhaven.

29th September 1964 Jeanie Deans

On the morning tide on Tuesday 29th September Jeanie Deans crossed from Craigendoran to lay up in the Albert Harbour, Greenock.

28th September 1945 Empress

Empress at the movies.

27th September 1963 Embassy

PS Embassy’s sails frim Poole to Weymouth to layup for the winter.

26th September 1956 Britannia

Last day in passenger service of P & A Campbell’s Britannia.

25th September 1963 Consul

Consul due back in Weymouth from the Thames.

24th September 1965 Vecta

First day in service on the Bristol Channel and running the Cardiff/Weston ferry of Vecta.

23rd September 1955 Consul

Last day of the 1955 season for the Consul.

22st September 1958 Glen Usk

Last day of the 1958 season for Glen Usk.

21st September 1985 Kingswear Castle

Kingswear Castle’s first ever trip from Strood through the Swale to Whitstable.

20th September 1941 Portsdown

Portsdown sunk by a recently laid German mine on an early morning passage between Portsmouth and Ryde.

19th September 1959 River Dart Paddle Steamers

What were the River Dart paddle steamers Compton Castle, Kingswear Castle and Totnes Castle doing on this day?

18th September 1964 Captain Defrates

Last trip of the 1964 season for Princess Elizabeth from the Weymouth Pleasure Pier through the Town Bridge to her winter lay-up berth in the Backwater.

17th September 1958 Bristol Queen

Bristol Queen de-stored and prepared for her winter lay-up having finished her season the previous day.