Category: Megoran’s Musings

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

5th September 1914 Monarch & Majestic

Monarch advertised for a trip from Bournemouth to Swanage and Weymouth to see the troops.

4th September 1953 Consul, Embassy and Empress

Two different paddle steamers in Lulworth Cove and visits to a warship.

3rd September 1949 Ravenswood

Crew trouble aboard Ravenswood and other vessels.

2nd September 1939 Sussex Coast

With war about to be declared P & A Campbell cancelled all further Sussex Coast sailings and ordered Brighton Queen, Waverley and Glen Gower to return to the Bristol Channel.

1st September 1937 Victoria

Victoria scheduled for a trip from Weymouth to West Bay, Lyme Regis and Seaton.

31st August 1958 Monarch

Monarch’s Late Night New Orleans Jazz Cruise, “The River Boat Shuffle”, with Gerry Brown’s Jazzmen and the Kapota cancelled.

30th August 1950 Bristol Queen

Combined steamer and rail trip on Bristol Queen from Cardiff to Plymouth.

29th August 1957 Bournemouth Queen

Bournemouth Queen’s last day in service.

28th August 1967 Kingswear Castle

On Monday 28th August 1967 Kingswear Castle arrived under tow at Binfield on the Isle of Wight on charter to the Ridett brothers who then owned Medway Queen.

27th August 1886, 1928, 1934 & 1935

An unlucky date for paddle steamers?

26th August 1937 Duke of Devonshire

Duke of Devonshire offers two round trips Torquay/Sidmouth and an afternoon cruise to St Mary’s Bay.

25th August 1928 Royal Sovereign & London Belle

Royal Sovereign & London Belle scheduled to sail from London and Greenwich to Margate and Ramsgate on Sunday 26th August 1928.

24th August 1960 Princess Elizabeth

On Wednesday 24th August 1960 Princess Elizabeth’s trips from Torquay were cancelled.

23rd August 1925 Ravenswood

Ravenswood’s last trip to Boulogne.

22nd August 1955 Britannia

Britannia scheduled for the long day trip from Bristol to Cardiff and Ilfracombe.

21st August 1965 Princess Elizabeth

Princess Elizabeth on charter at Weymouth for scenes for the big screen movie Gordon of Khartoum starring Charlton Heston.

20th August 1965 Princess Elizabeth

Princess Elizabeth runs a trip from Weymouth to Yarmouth isle of Wight.

18th August 1953 Bournemouth

On Tuesday 18th August 1953 you could have had the opportunity to take any of 15 departures from Bournemouth Pier on any one of four different paddle steamers.

17th August 1937 Salings from Lulworth Cove

Five different trip options from Lulworth Cove today.

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.