What sort of day trips were offered by the paddle steamers running from Bournemouth in the summer of 1953?
For the 1948 summer season P & A Campbell rostered two of their steamers to be based on the Sussex Coast.
What have the Woolwich ferries Squires, Gordon, Will Crooks and John Benn, the Southern Railway’s Freshwater and the GSN’s Crested Eagle all got in common?
Captain John Hayward’s career on Cunard liners, ocean salvage vessels and a paddle steamer.
What was the secret of the success of local paddle steamer trips from Weymouth?
Captain Kuno Stein, who will be known to many PSPS members, has retired as a Lake Lucerne paddle steamer captain.
How did Swanage Queen get on at Bournemouth in 1961 and what was her legacy?
Ryde ran a special cruise from Southsea to meet round the world yachtsman Alec Rose in 1968.
Capt Kuno Stein welcomes passengers aboard Stadt Luzern at Fluelen on his last sailing as a paddle steamer captain and Stadt Luzern’s last trip before a major rebuild.
Most often associated with the Southampton to Cowes ferry and pottering about in the Solent, the Lizzie hit excursion peaks just after the Second World War.