Steaming Round Wight


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.

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A stunning new broadcast quality documentary…

Waverley is unique . . . she is the last sea-going paddle steamer anywhere in the world. This new documentary, released on 21st July 2008, is an informative guided tour of the Isle of Wight’s coastline aboard the paddler.

The spectacular Needles and its lighthouse, the towering cliffs of Tennyson Down and St Catherine’s point; Waverley steams on past Ventnor, Bonchurch, Shanklin and Sandown en route for Yarmouth, past Osborne House and the world famous waterfront of Cowes. With very few round island voyages now taking place, this is a rare recording of a unique event aboard a unique ship. The DVD Includes archive footage of Kingswear Castle, Embassy & Balmoral.

Written and presented by Chris Phillips, filmed & edited by award winning director David Ellery, with original music by Jonathan Cohen.


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