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

'Bonnie Doon'
The paddle steamer 'Bonnie Doon' photographed at Hotwells landing stage in the port of Bristol during 1887. Bristol advertisements at the time proclaimed - 'Look out for the Magnificent Paddle Saloon Steamer 'Bonnie Doon'' She was initially chartered by the Bristol Steam Yachting and Excursion Co. from Alexander Campbell, of Rothsay having steamed from Glasgow in only thirty hours. She was eventually purchased by Campbell's in 1899 and was in service with them until just prior to WWI. [154]
 
PS Bonnie Doon
P.S. 'Bonnie Doon' [000] [001] - a lovely photograph of her laden with day-trippers taken between 1899 and 1913.
 
Bonnie Doon
A fine postcard of the paddle steamer 'Bonnie Doon' being a 'Photo by Wehrley, 97 Glebe Street, Penarth, S. Wales' taken prior to WWI. Another historic postcard from the Penarth Dock Collection. [001]
 
PS Bonnie Doon
Another image sent in by an anonymous donor which is of P.S. 'Bonnie Doon' in reverse in 1907. Many thanks and I trust I am not infringing anybodies copyright! [000] [002]
 
A fine photograph of the p.s. 'Bonnie Doon' moored up at the pierhead Cardiff.

A fine photograph of the p.s. 'Bonnie Doon' moored up at the pierhead Cardiff in Campbell's White Funnel Fleet livery dating this image to within the years 1899 to 1913. The Nation Museum of Wales text description of this photograph negative states that this is the Penarth Ferry 'Iona' in the 1890's. It is possible, however, to identify her name on the bow and also from the distinctive lines of the vessel which may be compared with the images above.

The original negative held at the archive of the National Museum of Wales. [Museum item number : 88.44I/15-16?] [629] [20180407]

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