Category: Bristol Channel Branch

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

Monday 27th June

Todays South Wales Echo has the front page headline “SAILING INTO THE SUNSET? Future of historic Waverley and Balmoral cruise ships in doubt”There is a short piece on the front page about the appeal to raise £500,000 to secure the future of the ships (with pictures of Waverley and Balmoral) a longer article takes up…
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Waverley on the Bristol Channel 2011

After an extended delay in dry dock due to an unforseen  problem with the rudder, Waverley departed Greenock in the evening of Wednesday 8th June.  Arriving at Swansea in the evening of the following day to take on bunkers and water and for an overnight stay. Friday 10th June.  Waverley departed Swansea early bound for…
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Sunday 19th June

Coming soon:-a report of Waverleys visit to the Bristol Channela short progress report on Balmorals winter refit

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Welcome to the blog site of The Paddle Steamer Preservation Society – Bristol Channel Branch. Here you will find information on the activities of the branch.  Articles and photographs on trips that have been undertaken by our members. Progress reports and photographs of the winter refits/refurbishments of our ships.It is intended to have a ‘who’s…
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Waverley in the Western Isle 2010

A few photographs of Waveleys sailings in the Western Isles at the end of May 2010. On the whole, the weather was good, but cold – only one wet and miserable day.  I must be a southern softy, on arrival at Oban, I went straight out and bought gloves, scarf and thermal hat! Unfortunately, I…
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Balmoral Arriving at Bristol – August 2010

Balmoral arriving at Bristol.

Balmoral at Padstow July 2010

Balmoral at Padstow July 2010