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Waverley on London’s River£14.95
Released in 2018 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Waverley’s first Thames visit. We join the steamer at Gravesend for an up river sailing to London with the excitement of Tower Bridge opening for the ship before she turns just below London Bridge. Includes archive footage of Waverley’s first Thames visit, Eagle Steamers’ MV Royal Sovereign and PS Jeanie Deans as ‘Queen of the South’. We’re joined by maritime historian Peter Box for the history of Thames sailings since early Victorian days.
Kingswear Castle: A Voyage Through Her Life£14.95
With footage of the steamer sailing on the waters of her native River Dart recorded in 2013 and 2015, this is the story of the steamer’s life over what is now approaching 100 years! Includes footage of her restoration, her return to service and her Medway steaming years from 1984 until 2012. KC’s story is recalled with interviews with the key people involved in her restoration, in her operation on the Medway and today’s sailings on the River Dart. A comprehensive history of Britain’s very last coal-fired paddle steamer.
Steaming Round Wight£14.95
Waverley is recorded on a sailing from Portsmouth and Yarmouth around the Isle of Wight. Commentary updated for the 40th Anniversary of the steamer’s first visit to the Solent in 1978. Views of The Needles, the cliffs of Tennyson Down and the ‘Back of the Wight Coast’ to St Catherine’s Point. Waverley steams on past Ventnor, Shanklin, Sandown, Culver Cliff, Bembridge and the Solent Forts on her way back to Yarmouth Pier. Includes archive footage of diesel electric paddle vessel Farringford in the 1950s.
Waverley On Dorset’s Jurassic Coast£14.95
A sailing by paddle steamer Waverley from Bournemouth to Weymouth. Now revised to include an interview with actor and PSPS Patron, Timothy West CBE. at the celebration of the reopening of Swanage Pier in 2019 following restoration with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The film includes a walkabout of Weymouth Harbour with maritime historian Richard Clammer and a visit to Lulworth Cove, with memories of calls at the Cove by PS Consul and her earlier fleetmates. Includes archive footage of PS Embassy and PS Consul in the 1960s.
Balmoral’s 60th Birthday: A Celebration£14.95
Footage recorded aboard heritage Motor Classic Balmoral on 27 June 2009, the day when sponsored by her original owners, Red Funnel Ferries, the ship celebrated her 60th birthday by sailing from Southampton, Portsmouth and Cowes, around the Isle of Wight. Interviews with passengers and crew. Includes archive footage.