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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Paddle Steamer Captain John Hayward

Princess Elizabeth arriving at Millbay Plymouth 16th June 1960. Sir John Hawkins and Sir Richard Grenville in background.

For more details of the career of Captain John Hayward, including his season spent as master of the Princess Elizabeth at Torquay in 1960, check out the Pictures of the Month feature on the Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle Trust website:

Paddle Steamer Captain John Hayward