Category: Megoran’s Musings

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

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.

27th June 1965 Princess Elizabeth

PSPS Charter of Princess Elizabeth from Weymouth to Torquay.

26th June 1961 Medway Queen

Monday 26th June 1961 Medway Queen scheduled to run from Strood to Southend and Herne Bay.

25th June 1958 Embassy

Strong winds cause Embassy’s passengers to return from Yarmouth to Lymington on the BR car ferry and then on to Bournemouth and Swanage by train.

24th June 1962 Bristol Queen

On Sunday 24th June 1962 Bristol Queen operated the first trip since before the Second World War from Cardiff to Milford Haven via Ilfracombe.

24th June 1966 Cardiff Queen

Cardiff Queen springs a leak.

23rd June 1925 Eastbourne

Three P & A Campbell paddle steamers were scheduled to make calls at Eastbourne Pier.

23rd June 1984 Kingswear Castle

Kingswear Castle runs a single trip from Strood to Gravesend via Southend and Tilbury.

22nd June 1932 Westward Ho

On Wednesday 22nd June 1932 Westward Ho ran her first trip of the season from Plymouth.

22nd June 1951 Solent Queen

Solent Queen catches fire on the Southampton slipway.

22nd June 1951 Empress Queen

Work to repair the stern of Empress Queen nearly complete.

21st June 1949 Emperor of India

Emperor of India scheduled for a two hour trip from Weymouth to view HMS Anson leaving Portland with Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh aboard.