Reflections

A reflective series of articles looking back at past events, frequently but not exclusively involving our ships.

Waverley Down South 1993

Waverley rests at Whitstable on 2nd September 1993.


Illustrations of Waverley meeting Shieldhall and Kingswear Castle and of her first calls at Margate and Walton-on-the-Naze.

Paddle Steamer Princess Victoria

PS Princess Victoria arriving at her home port of Stranraer.


The Paddle Steamer Princess Victoria was the first of four ships of the name to operate the “Short Sea Route” between Stranraer in Scotland and Larne in Northern Ireland.

Easter on Waverley

Waverley approaches Brodick Pier.Greg Beecroft


Greg Beecroft shares some pictures he took of Waverley at Easter 1980.

A Look Back to the 1989 Season

Waverley berthed at Town Quay, Yarmouth on the Ilse of Wight while Balmoral is seen in the background berthed at the pier. Photo Russell Plummer.


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

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