The Class of 2008

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

The Class of 2008

Well folks, thats Waverley’s Clyde Summer Season at an end already. Its been a mixed bag of a season – especially weather wise – but amidst the numerous challenges our ship and her crew have remained positive and worked hard.
The ship is now heading to the South Coast of England for her annual sailings on the South Coast, Solent & Thames.

The shot above was taken at Tighnabruaich on Sat 30th August by long time volunteer and branch member Alistair Black. Alistair has a special place for Waverley as his grandfather worked for Waverley’s engine maker Rankin & Blackmore as a brass finisher and worked on the very engine you can still see in operation today!!

Finally a special mention must go to Capt Andy O’Brian (centre of photo), Senior Master of the company who has rose to the challenge that is the 2008 season.

Thanks guys!!

Gavin Stewart