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

'Brighton Queen'
'Brighton Queen'
P.S. 'Brighton Queen' - Built in 1897 at the yard of the Clydebank Engineering & Ship Building Co. at Glasgow, she was of 603 gross, 164 net tons, 240'-5" long x 28'-1" breadth and 9'-4" depth. She was mined whilst on war service duties in October 1915. The postcards are from the Penarth Dock Collection [001] whilst her vital statistics are with reference to West Country Passenger Steamers, a finely researched reference book by Mr. Grahame Farr. [154]
 
P.S. 'Brighton Queen' - at Boulogne-sur-Mer
P.S. 'Brighton Queen' (P & A Campbell, Ltd.) - Culliver Photo., Boulogne-sur-Mer - Apparently, the largest fishing port of France, P & A Campbell ran day trips to the destination from Brighton. This lovely postcard, from the Penarth Dock Collection, was sent in August 1905 to Mr. J. Hubbard at Old Bedford Road in Luton. It was from Kitty and she stated that she was 'having such a jolly time.' [001]
 
P. & A. Campbell's Bristol Channel Passenger Steamers - on board P.S. 'Brighton Queen'

P. & A. Campbell's Bristol Channel Passenger Steamers - on board P.S. 'Brighton Queen' - Another postcard from the Penarth Dock Collection. It was posted in Brighton in June 1915 and is from Father. He says : 'This is the boat we went to Cowes in. Mother enjoyed the trip very much. The weather is splendid.' [001] [20171012]

Interestingly, The divided space for writing your message in has the following instruction : 'This space may be used for communication Inland and to all Foreign Countries except Japan, Spain, and United States.'

© 2014 - 2017 - penarth-dock.org.uk - all rights reserved - web design by Dai the Rat