Category: Megoran’s Musings

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

27th July 1889 Brodick Castle

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

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.

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.

11th July 1948 Emperor of India

Following her post war rebuild Emperor of India open to the public to inspect her entirely new look.

10th July 1936 Brighton Belle

Brighton Belle struck by lightning off Eastbourne.

9th July 1948 Embassy

9th July 1948 Embassy aground in Poole Harbour.

8th July 1964 Jeanie Deans

Jeanie Deans scheduled for the “Round the Lochs and Firth of Clyde” excursion.

7th July 1964 Caledonia

Caledonia cancelled sailings from Ayr due to the weather.

6th July 1963 Ryde

First day of the season for Ryde.

5th July 1927 Waverley

Waverley rostered for a day trip from the Sussex resorts to Sandown, Isle of Wight.

5th July 1961 Swanage Queen

Swanage Queen cancels her afternoon cruises.

3rd July 1952 Talisman

Talisman runs aground at Arrochar.

Sailings from Brighton 1948

For the 1948 summer season P & A Campbell rostered two of their steamers to be based on the Sussex Coast.

30th June 1963 Princess Elizabeth

Sunday 30th June was the first day of the 1963 season for the Princess Elizabeth for her new career as Weymouth’s paddle steamer.

29th June 1959 Humber Paddle Steamers

Day trip from Hull to Grimsby.

28th June 1927 Brighton Belle

Brighton Belle rostered to run between Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings.