Waverley On Dorset’s Jurassic Coast


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.

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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. In this programme we sail along Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. We pass Old Harry Rocks, enjoy the first call at Swanage by Waverley for four years and steam past Durlston Head, Dancing Ledge, St Alban’s Head, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door to Weymouth. We join maritime historian, Richard Clammer, for a ‘walkabout’ of Weymouth harbour and discover the history of paddle steamer operations in the area. No sailing on the Dorset coast by paddler would be complete without flashbacks to the days of Cosens’ steamers: the programme includes rare footage of PS Consul in 1962 and PS Embassy’s final day in service in 1966.

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


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