What sort of day trips were offered by the paddle steamers running from Bournemouth in the summer of 1953?
Choice of afternoon cruises from Bournemouth Pier on three different paddle steamers.
Bristol Queen arrives back in Southampton at 1.10am after spending the previous day on charter for the Spithead Naval Review.
On Thursday 22nd January 1953 Victoria left Weymouth for the last time for the scrapyard at Southampton.
On Tuesday 18th August 1953 you could have had the opportunity to take any of 15 departures from Bournemouth Pier on any one of four different paddle steamers.