Tag: Balmoral

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

Spring 1970

Eppleton Hall paddles on | Scottish notes | Inauguration of Scottish Branch | PS Ryde | Bristol Channel notes

Summer 1969

John H Amos | Paddle steamer to the rescue | Bristol Channel report | In European waters | Society news | Stop press!

Winter 1966

Kingswear Castle | Facing facts | White Funnel notes | PS Embassy | PS Ryde | Scottish notes

Autumn 1966

From the Chairman | Medway Queen Club | Cosens & Co. | White Funnel notes | Scottish notes | BL Nairn

Summer 1964

White Funnel news | Cosens & Co. | South coast & continental steamers | Scottish notes | London & Home Counties Branch | Wessex Branch

A Look Back to the 1989 Season

A look back at the 1989 season when over 300,000 passenger journeys were made on Waverley and Balmoral.

Balmoral News

It has been announced that MV Balmoral will not be operating in 2018.

MV Balmoral Bound for the Clyde

Motor Vessel Balmoral will return to the Clyde for the Glasgow September Holiday weekend.

MV Balmoral at the 2014 Bristol Harbour Festival

Geoff Hale has shot and produced this excellent video of Balmoral’s preparation and participation at the Bristol Harbour Festival.

MV Balmoral – The Voyage Home

Geoff Hale has produced another first class video documenting Balmoral’s return journey from Sharpness to Bristol on 7th and 8th May.

Balmoral – Sailing & Arrival Times Now Confirmed

Balmoral will leave Sharpness Dry Dock on Saturday morning, berth at Avonmouth overnight before sailing up the River Avon on Sunday.

Progress at Sharpness

Great progress has been made on Balmoral with some replating now being carried out.

MV Balmoral – Bristol to Sharpness

Geoff Hale has produced another excellent Balmoral video documenting her journey on 13th May from Bristol to Sharpness.

Balmoral Arrives at Sharpness

MV Balmoral departed Bristol early on Monday 12th May bound for dry dock at Sharpness. She is now in dry dock where a full inspection of her hull can be carried out. To help ensure that she sails again please donate online now.

Extra Branch Meetings

To keep members updated on Balmoral’s progress, extra meetings will be held on Saturday 17th May and Saturday 12th July.

MV Balmoral Sails At Last

The following press release was issued today by MV Balmoral Fund Ltd. detailing Balmoral’s departure from Bristol on Tuesday 13th May to Avonmouth and dry dock at Sharpness.

Balmoral Latest News

Preparations are now well underway for MV Balmoral to at last leave her berth in Bristol City Docks for the Sharpness Dry Dock.

MV Balmoral Update

Reproduced below is an abridged copy of a letter from MV Balmoral Fund Ltd. mailed to those who previously pledged funds.

Balmoral Project Newsletter 25 December 2013

M.V. Balmoral Project published a newsletter containing important news on 25 December 2013.

PSPS and the MV Balmoral

Statement Issued by Waverley Steam Navigation Co. Limited, Waverley Excursions Limited and PSPS Waverley Steam Navigation Ltd, owner of the classic coastal motor ship Balmoral and her operator Waverley Excursions Ltd. have, together with the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society, agreed to MV Balmoral Fund Limited’s request to allow work on assessing the feasibility of returning…
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Balmoral – Update 7th September 2013

The meeting aboard Balmoral last Saturday was very well attended – the Britannia Lounge was packed -standing room only. The main points to come out of the meeting were: Charitable Status should be received before the end of September Over £50,000 has been pledged so far, this will be worth 25% more with Gift Aid…
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Balmoral Meeting Saturday 31st August

On Saturday 31st August at 2pm there will be a meeting held aboard Balmoral at her berth outside the M Shed in Bristol city docks. All supporters are invited to attend to hear of the latest developments for bringing the ship back into operation.

Balmorals’ Bristol Channel season starts next week

Balmoral left Glasgow earlier this week and headed for the Irish Sea for the first 5 days of her summer season.  The weather forecast for the start of these 5 days doesn’t look good, but it’s looking better for the  last 3 days. On Tuesday 19th June Balmoral will sail south to the Bristol Channel…
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Waverley and Balmoral in Glasgow

Waverley and Balmoral together in Glasgow.

Balmoral Salutes a Retiring Legend

(Clicking on most of the new pictures below will open a larger high resolution view) On Sunday 5th October the veteran Waverley Excursions motor ship Balmoral played a significant part in the final visit of one of the greatest ships that the world has ever known to the river of her birth . The celebrity…
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