Penarth Dock, South Wales - 150 years - the heritage and legacy  
Penarth Dock, South Wales - the heritage & legacy . . .

Volume Eight - Pre-Victorian to the present day - more aspects - The White Funnel Fleet - P & A Campbell Limited

'Bristol Queen'
The 'Bristol Queen' of 1946, the flagship of the fleet, as described within the pages of the 'White Funnel Handbook'. [001] [307]
 
'Bristol Queen' at Clovelly
'Bristol Queen' off Clovelly - an image of her as her passengers are disembarked by rowing boat direct to the beach, taken from the 'White Funnel Handbook' published c.1958. Clovelly, together with Lynton and Lynmouth, on the North Devon coast, were favourite haunts of my mother and father in their courting days - or so they said! [001] [307]
 
Bristol Queen
A Tuck's postcard view of the flagship of the fleet, 'Bristol Queen' from the Penarth Dock Collection. [001]
 
A Channel Pleasure Boat - " The Bristol Queen "
A Channel Pleasure Boat - " The Bristol Queen " - A snippet I found in my collection of cuttings and photos of P & A Campbell's White Funnel Fleet from my youth - that being some time ago! [001] [002] [20170723]
 
P.S. 'Bristol Queen'

P.S. 'Bristol Queen' - Another fine photograph, taken from the excellent book 'Coastal Steam Vessels of the British Isles', of the paddle steamer built for P. & A. Campbell by Charles Hill & Sons of Bristol and launched during April 1946. According to the book, she was given an extensive refit at Cousen's yard in Weymouth during the winter of 1962/63. After this, however, she was withdrawn from service and when a proposal to use her as a Maritime Museum at Bristol failed she met her breaker in Belgium during 1968. The photo is credited to the author's collection and was taken as she backed out of Ilfracombe Harbour during August 1960. [860] [20201011]

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