Tag: 1953

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Day Trips from Bournemouth 1953

What sort of day trips were offered by the paddle steamers running from Bournemouth in the summer of 1953?

6th-12th July 1953 Cardiff Queen

A week on the Cardiff Queen operating on the Sussex Coast.

12th July 1953 Bournemouth Pier

Choice of afternoon cruises from Bournemouth Pier on three different paddle steamers.

16th June 1953 Bristol Queen

Bristol Queen arrives back in Southampton at 1.10am after spending the previous day on charter for the Spithead Naval Review.

9th June 1953 Emperor of India

Emperor of India first trips of the season.

26th May 1953 Maid of the Loch

Second day of the season for the newly built Maid of the Loch.

22nd May 1953 Maid of the Loch

Maid of the Loch runs inaugural cruise for invited guests.

4th May 1953 Maid of the Loch

Maid of the Loch runs trials.

11th March 1953 Maid of Ashton

Maid of Ashton in the fitting out basin at Yarrow’s Clyde shipyard.

1st February 1953 Victoria

Victoria one week after arriving in the Southampton scrapyard.

22nd January 1953 Victoria

On Thursday 22nd January 1953 Victoria left Weymouth for the last time for the scrapyard at Southampton.

25th December 1953 Embassy

Embassy started to sink in Weymouth Harbour on Christmas Day.

1st October 1953 Embassy

Last trips of the season for Embassy.

4th September 1953 Consul, Embassy and Empress

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

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.

5th May 1953 Monarch

Monarch pictured in drydock at Southampton 5th May 1953.