Tag: Balmoral

MV Balmoral (1949) is a Bristol-based pleasure steamer. Until 2015 she was owned and operated by Waverley Steam Navigation alongside Waverley.

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5th February 1964 Balmoral

Balmoral dredging her anchor as she proceeds astern into Weymouth Backwater, Tuesday 4th February 1964.


Balmoral arrives at Weymouth for refit work by Cosens.

Winter 1995


  • 25 years ago... Chairman's comments
  • Commemorative cruises
  • Waverley's Thames Diary
  • And 50 years ago... Lincoln Castle on special duty
  • Plus 66 years ago... Newhaven to Boulogne aboard Glen Gower

Summer 1995


  • 25 years ago... Three new ships?
  • And 50 years ago... PS Caledonia sold
  • Plus 65 years ago... Southend Pier – 16 daily excursion steamer calls

Spring 1995


  • Kingswear Castle
  • Scottish Branch silver jubilee
  • We have "Maid" progress!
  • And 50 years ago...
  • Plus 80 years ago... Paddling down the Thames

Winter 1994


  • Launch of Heritage Afloat
  • Teddy bears at sea
  • River closures disrupt sailings
  • Chairman's notes
  • A Vice-President's notebook
  • And 50 years ago...

Spring 1993


  • Near disaster!
  • Balmoral's funnel colours
  • Annual Christmas cruises
  • Why we need £350,000
  • And 50 years ago...

Summer 1992


  • £300,000 must be raised by 1995 to keep Waverley and Kingswear Castle sailing
  • New looks for Waverley and Balmoral
  • Maid of the Loch's future again in doubt
  • Roddy McIsaac - Bosun, Waverley
  • KC report
  • And 50 years ago...

Spring 1992


  • Russell – take a bow!
  • Captains' Club
  • New propellers for Balmoral
  • KC heard but not seen
  • Work on Ryde's hull
  • Medway Queen report
  • Waverley winter activity
  • And 50 years ago...

Winter 1991


  • Premature end to Waverley's 1991 season
  • KC report - Aylesford trip proves popular
  • Medway Queen
  • Mr. SC Smith-Cox
  • Balmoral to Liverpool
  • And 50 years ago...

Autumn 1991


  • Ryde's uncertain future
  • 50 year wait ends!
  • Parisienne Princess
  • Nick Knight's fine work recalled
  • My trip to the Scillies with Balmoral
  • Kingswear Castle report
  • And 50 years ago...

Spring 1991


  • A Vice President's notebook
  • Waverley's wheels
  • November novelty!
  • Piers in the picture
  • Paddler pot pourri
  • And 50 years ago...

Winter 1990


  • Waverley present as QE2 makes triumphant return
  • Basil's surprise, surprise!
  • So near but yet so far
  • Maid of the Loch and Countess Fiona sold
  • Teddy bears ahoy
  • And 50 years ago...

Summer 1990


  • Easter snow
  • Medway Queen report
  • Find for historical trust
  • Wingfield Castle
  • A Vice-President's notebook
  • And 50 years ago...

Winter 1989


  • Bristol Channel highlights
  • South East
  • Up-river exploration
  • Restoration plan for Maid of the Loch
  • Memorable celebration
  • A Vice President's notebook
  • And 50 years ago...

Autumn 1989


  • Clevedon Pier re-opened
  • Southend Pier's centenary
  • Pilgrimage to Medway Queen
  • Prospects for a record season
  • Balmoral at Yarmouth Pier
  • And 50 years ago...

Summer 1989


  • Balmoral misses spring sailings
  • Bristol Channel branch dinner
  • Medway Queen
  • New Year with the St. Killian
  • And 50 years ago...

Spring 1989


  • Record number of teddy bears sail on Balmoral
  • Wingfield Castle progress
  • Lincoln Castle opens in Grimsby
  • Queen Mary
  • A new Commodore Club ticket
  • Branch news
  • And 50 years ago...

Autumn 1988


  • Bristol Channel highlights
  • Pleasure cruising from East Sussex
  • Up the creek without paddles
  • And 50 years ago...

Summer 1988


  • Chairman's comments
  • Bristol Channel Branch
  • Scottish Branch
  • Waverley back in service
  • Promoting Kingswear Castle
  • Medway Queen
  • And 50 years ago...

Winter 1987


  • Boiler problems
  • Clyde's bitter sweet summer
  • Paddle steamer week at Ramsgate
  • Balmoral keeps the flag flying
  • Nine years late
  • New owners for Ryde Queen
  • And 50 years ago...

Autumn 1987


  • KC on the election trail
  • KC in television spotlight
  • Loch Long revisited
  • Bristol Channel decision pays dividend
  • A remarkable trio
  • And 50 years ago...
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