Waverley made her triumphant return to service in August 2020 following her boiler refit. However Waverley is now critically short of funds to survive this winter. Without further support she can’t return to service in 2021. We are therefore asking for your help by donating to Waverley’s COVID-19 Relief Appeal.

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16th May 1949 Lorna Doone

Queen of Thanet alongside Margate Pier 1948.


On Monday 16th May 1949 Red Funnel’s newly acquired Lorna Doone made her inaugural cruise from Bournemouth Pier with a party of distinguished guests entertained to lunch aboard including senior representatives from both Red Funnel and Cosens plus a bevy of local worthies.

For more details check out Kingswear Castle’s May ‘Pictures of the Month’ here.

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