Discussion in 'Everything Else Heritage' started by channel, Sep 6, 2009.
Shame Hogarts wasn't on an island
It has been very concerning this morning to see the live coverage from BBC Glasgow as their office is immediately alongside Waverley's berth and the Clyde has been overtopping the riverside walkways.
That means the paddlebox belting would be about three feet above the walkway and that there could be a real risk of her coming down and landing with the port paddlebox "leaning" on the wall - not a desirable outlook, but as the wind was just off the port bow hopefully it would keep her clear push her into the river rather than towards the wall.
At around 13.00 it was relief to see that the tide has dropped considerably and the lack of coverage indicates that the worst is safely past - but I'll bet that Kenny was having a few buttock clenching moments - and had a list of teleporter hire companies to hand in case she needed pushing clear.
You aren't even safe when tied up sometimes!
So - after a rather hectic Friday night and Saturday morning, I was able to reveal at the NRM on Saturday afternoon:-
Waverley will be dry docked in the Garvel in April and followed straight away by Balmoral
Waverley will be attending the Queen's Thames Pageant and has a berth in the Pool of London
I collected a draft Scottish timetable at the SECC on Friday, copies of which can be made available on request
The 22 point improvement agenda which I took through the PSPS AGM in November is being worked on, but Rome was not built in a day. It will take time to change hearts and minds as well as business practices to obtain results
Apparently Conwy C B C are at ITT stage with the repairs to Llandudno pier to allow ships to call again. This needs to be verified and I am on the case - but if it means a Liverpool Bay cruising programme in 2013 then we have a year to gert on with the planning.
I can also confirm that the PSPS/WSN appeal for funds was subscribed to in the sum of over £900,000 during 2011. How those funds are hekld between our charities and how they are to be allocated remains to be announced.
Not a wasted week then!
Many thanks TBird . Good to see you doing doing what you are best at .
Hot off the press
Waverley has been unable to finalise berthing or access arrangements for and to the ship for the Thames pageant and will therefore not be attendeding. The turnover possibilities if we had been able to promote three premium events would have been considerable. Being unable to hold even one kills the idea of attending stone dead.
Welcome to couldn't organise a pxxx up in a brewery country - and its not Waverley's fault
Ian does his bit :-
MV Balmoral returns | MT TV | iom news on demand manx.net
Good to see the M V Balmoral off the turn buoy at Weymouth in the BBC News in full sun. I just hope she is doing good business!
Was booked on the Waverley today from Swanage to Weymouth checked the website at 0930 this morning to check that all is well and set off on a 150 mile round trip only to find that the trip from Swanage was cancelled.Apparently this happenend yesterday as well there were many disgruntled people at the pier entrance today surely it would of been possible to post details about this on the Website as this would of saved a wasted journey with all the costs that were incurred. i rang the Waverley office and was told i could transfer to a different day although one person had booked on five different trips and all had not run so it would appear that the mainline steam operators are not the only ones in the heritage business who are unable to deliver what they promote on their website.Yes it was windy but this was forecasted a couple of days ago so there really are no excuses to let people know i am sure that the Waverley has lost more revenue through their inability to let people know whats going on i for one will probaly not bother to book again.
Was on holday in Lulworth yesterday so thought I would take a look at the appointed hour, only to be disappointed (but not as much as Maple Chris!). Someone told us that it didn't leave Worthing as planned, and passengers were sent to pick it up elsewhere, so we weren't very surprised.
Looking at the port departures it started early doors from Weymouth and called at Portsmouth, Yarmouth, Portsmouth and Southampton, so I guess it did an around the Island trip. Can anyone confirm?
The Paddle Steamer Waverley sailing down Southampton Water on a trip around the Isle of Wight, 15th September 2012.
IMG_6401 - PS Waverley & Red Jet - Netley - 15.09.12 by Colin D Lee, on Flickr
IMG_6400 - PS Waverley - Netley - 15.09.12 by Colin D Lee, on Flickr
IMG_6406 - PS Waverley - Netley - 15.09.12 by Colin D Lee, on Flickr
Bosses pull plug on Balmoral's summer cruises
A certain Mr Gradwell in his newsletter had as you can imagine some harsh words concerning this, mentioning 'those who think they know best'. Now where have I heard a similar phrase before.:rolleyes1:
And you have a detailed knowledge of the set up of WEL/WSN/PSPS? You have been a PSPS member since? And the last time you sailed was?
If you had any idea about the poor management of the ships then you could comment.
Ralph, you seem to like to comment on acidly on many things - look & learn.
When are you coming to Stalybridge to show your video of the ships - you seem to like our big screen to show your rail DVD's
Are you going to ban me now?
Photos of a trip on Waverley from Clevedon to Ilfracombe last September may be of interest. I have also included shots of other preserved paddlers including Lincoln Castle in 1975 (now scrapped), Wingfield Castle, John H Amos, Eppleton Hall (in San Francisco) and Delta King, a stern-wheeler built by Denny and now in Sacramento California:
Waverley and other paddle steamers - andrewstransport's Photos
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