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Balmoral and the story of the Bristol Channel steamers

Jon Holyoak

Balmoral and the story of the Bristol Channel steamers

by Jon Holyoak

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Published by Waverley Excursions in Glasgow .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementcompiled by Jon Holyoak.
ContributionsPaddle Steamer Preservation Society.
The Physical Object
Pagination41p. :
Number of Pages41
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22211306M
ISBN 100950517720
OCLC/WorldCa560606493

  PS Waverley is the last seagoing passenger-carrying paddle steamer in the world. Built in , she sailed from Craigendoran on the Firth of Clyde to Arrochar on Loch Long until   The Balmoral, which is a member of Britain's National Historic Fleet, offers day trips and evening cruises around the Somerset coast and also sails to Lundy Island in the Bristol Channel.

This brought Balmoral’s Clyde season to an abrupt but exciting end. Let’s hope she is fit for duty next year and once again navigates the Clyde for our pleasure and entertainment. Balmoral’s season ends with sailings on the Bristol Channel from 4th to 9th October. Book online here or call (Monday-Friday 10am-4pm). Find a huge variety of new & used Bristol Channel books online including bestsellers & rare titles at the best prices. Shop Bristol Channel books at Alibris.

The MV Balmoral has a truly fascinating history. Originally built in as flagship of the Southampton Red Funnel Fleet, and mostly used around the picturesque Isle of Wight. In , the MV Balmoral was transferred to the Bristol Channel and became flagship of . Balmoral is now based on the Bristol Channel and carries the livery of P&A Campbell’s White Funnel Steamers. The sailing on 27th June was sponsored by Red Funnel Ferries, the ship’s original owners. Written and presented by Chris Phillips, filmed & edited by award winning director David Ellery, with original music by Jonathan Cohen.


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Balmoral and the story of the Bristol Channel steamers by Jon Holyoak Download PDF EPUB FB2

Balmoral and the story of the Bristol Channel Steamers by Holyoak Jon and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Here is the story of those years when Westward Ho, Balmoral and Devonia kept alive the White Funnel Fleet traditions in the Bristol Channel – and, with St.

Trillo, in North Wales - which had begun almost a century before when an earlier Clyde-built paddle-steamer Waverley had come south inand sailed the ‘Severn Sea’ to link Bristol.

Balmoral and the Bristol Channel The last of the P&A Campbell ships, now preserved by volunteers and listed in the register of historic ships, Bristol registered MV Balmoral is expected the resume a programme of cuises this summer.

This book charts the history P&A Campbell Ltd, the MV Balmoral and of coastal cruising in the Bristol channel. & A. 25 rows  Balmoral and the story of the Bristol Channel Steamers Complied By Jon Holyoak.

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In her Platinum Anniversary year, this is the story of Britain’s Famous Pleasure Steamer. A ship that has loyally served the rural coastal communities of Britain for generations, injecting millions every year into the local economies that have always needed her the most.

In the absence of Britain’s Balmoral, it’s our coastline that feel’s the impact. Balmoral can be hired for private & corporate events, commercial functions, weddings and for filming. BOOK BALMORAL AS A FLOATING CLASSROOM IN BRISTOL HARBOUR FOR A SCHOOL OR EDUCATIONAL VISIT We offer a wide range of topics including engineering, social and hands on activities - primary to 6th form and beyond.

Buy Balmoral and the Bristol Channel 1st Edition by Tedstone, Mike (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The Bristol Channel was to develop into one of the major areas for Paddle Steamer operation in the UK after the decision of Peter and Alec Campbell, sons of the well-known Firth of Clyde steamboat owner Captain Bob Campbell, to sell their business to the newly-formed Caledonian Steam Packet Company and, frombase their operations at Bristol.

The Bristol Channel (Welsh: Môr Hafren) is a major inlet in the island of Great Britain, separating South Wales from Devon and Somerset in South West extends from the lower estuary of the River Severn (Welsh: Afon Hafren) to the North Atlantic takes its name from the English city of Bristol, and is over 30 miles (50 km) wide at its western limit.

Campbell of the Bristol Channel in When Balmoral arrived, she was placed on a heavy programme of cruises along with her former fleet-mate Westward Ho.

With her newly painted white funnel, Balmoral soon became a well-loved steamer as she cruised to Lundy. P&A Campbell ceased trading in and, after a short lay-up, MV Balmoral moved to Dundee to become a floating restaurant.

This move was unsuccessful and she was purchased for use as a pleasure steamer again. In, she returned to service and to the Bristol Channel /5(2). The Balmoral normally operates between May and October and sails not only in the Bristol Channel but also the Irish Sea and the Thames.

In Author: Heather Pickstock. Throughout the 20th century Bristol Channel steamer excursions meant only one thing - Campbell's White Funnel Fleet. Their story started after Alec managed to persuade the rest of his family that the firm should operate solely on the Severn rather than stay on the Clyde.

With their father's death, the Campbell brothers sold up and moved : K. The story of the Balmoral and the Bristol Channel Steamers, illustrated with over 50 black/white and 8 colour photographs. Seller Inventory # More information about this seller | Contact this seller Contact Us.

[email protected] Waverley Excursions Ltd Waverley Steam Navigation Co Ltd 36 Lancefield Quay Glasgow G3 8HA. Balmoral is now operated by White Funnel Ltd of Bristol.

In she has offered cruises in many of the tradition pleasure steamer cruising areas around the UK. So far this season she has operated on the Thames, South Coast, Bristol Channel, Irish Sea & Isle of Man, north Wales and the Mersey. BALMORAL AND THE STORY OF THE BRISTOL CHANNEL STEAMERS Paddle Steamer.

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MV Balmoral April 17 Sailing into this article featured in the Waverley Times, highlighting the triumphant return of Balmoral to pleasure cruising in the Bristol Channel.5/5.

Balmoral Changes Direction. All went well until in the Waverley organisation decided that the re-engined but unrepresentative Balmoral was of no further use.

A two year lay-up in Bristol lent the impetus for a Bristol-based syndicate to put the Balmoral back into. Balmoral and the story of the Bristol Channel Steamers, Waverley Excursions, May Lloyds Register of ShipsLloyd's of London, pp, Volume A-G, Lloyds Register of ShipsLloyd's of London, pp, Volumer A-G, P&A Campbell ceased trading in and, after a short lay-up, MV Balmoral moved to Dundee to become a floating restaurant.

This move was unsuccessful and she was purchased for use as a pleasure steamer again. In, she returned to service and to the Bristol Channel. Bristol Channel Steam ship seen in Swansea Bay on approach to Swansea Docks.

This vessel I believe may not be working due to lack of funds to keep her going. Swansea, S .