Tag: Monarch

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

A Week in the Life of Monarch 1960

What was Monarch doing during a week in August 1960?

10th August 1960 Monarch

Monarch rostered for the day on the Swanage service followed by an evening run to Totland Bay, Isle of Wight.

31st July 1939 Bournemouth

A plethora of paddle steamers at Bournemouth.

16th July 1947 Embassy, Monarch and Princess Elizabeth

Paddle steamer trips from Bournemouth Wednesday 16th July 1947.

18th June 1960 Monarch

Special sailing on Monarch from Bournemouth to Portsmouth.

9th June 1960 South Coast Snapshot

What were the eleven South Coast paddle steamers doing on Thursday 9th June 1960?

31st May 1960 Monarch

First day of the 1960 season for Monarch.

10th April 1961 Monarch

Monarch in the process of demolition in the scrapyard at Cork.

20th March 1961 Monarch

Dorset Echo reports progress on the demolition of Monarch in the scrapyard in Cork.

8th March 1961 Monarch’s Bell

The first Monarch’s bell presented to the PSPS.

1st March 1961 Monarch

Monarch at last leaves Weymouth for the scrapyard in Cork.

24th February 1950 Monarch

Monarch arrived in Milford Haven having left Weymouth early the day before under tow for her passage along the Dorset, Devon and Cornish coasts before crossing the Bristol Channel past Lundy Island.

18th February 1950 Monarch

The news was now out that Cosens’s first twin funnelled Monarch was to be sold for scrap.

6th February 1961 Monarch

Monarch’s tug Salvonia leaves Weymouth without her.

31st January 1961 Monarch

Monarch towed from her berth in the Weymouth Backwater and down the harbour to the Pleasure Pier to await the sea-going tug to tow her to the scrapyard in Ireland.

28th January 1961 Monarch

Two enthusiasts write to the Bournemouth Echo in support of Monarch and paddle steamer sailings to Swanage.

26th January 1961 Monarch

Bournemouth Echo announces Monarch has been sold and the efforts of the PSPS to save her.

21st January 1961 Monarch

The newly formed PSPS swings into action to save Monarch.

17th January 1961 Monarch

Dorset Evening Echo reports that Monarch has been put up for sale.

1st January 1960 Consul

Paddle steamers and Weymouth Harbour floods.

27th October 1955 Captain Baker’s Plans

Might Rochester Queen come to sail from Bournemouth?

23rd October 1947 Bournemouth Queen

Last day of the season for Bournemouth Queen.

7th September 1960 Monarch

Cosens’s Monarch made her last trips of the season on Thursday 8th September 1960.

5th September 1914 Monarch & Majestic

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

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.

17th August 1937 Salings from Lulworth Cove

Five different trip options from Lulworth Cove today.

Summer 1991

The paddle wheel history | Superb day out | Medway hosts four paddlers | A day in the life of KC | Snowbound Medway Queen | And 50 years ago…

Autumn 1968

Isle of Wight Branch | Blackheath Rally 1968 | Wessex Branch News | The Portsmouth paddler | Scottish notes

Summer 1961

London & Home Counties Branch formed | Portsmouth paddlers | Cosen’s depleted fleet | Clyde Easter sailings | Sussex Queen

Spring 1961

Steadily increasing membership | Bristol Branch formed | Caledonia still in commission | Campbell fleet now three | Medway Queen’s season | Monarch to be scrapped