Voyage Report 29 June 2002

Photos and story by T W Bell.


On Sat 29th June, we met the Balmoral at 2.00 on Southend Pier, for a cruise to Whitstable.

Balmoral leaving Southend Pier

Two photos showing the Balmoral moored at Whitstable.

On the journey back the P.S.P.S members were invited to the bar for coffee, biscuits, and an enjoyable talk from Roddy McKee.

Roddy demonstrating his skills with the coffee pot.

We also had the opportunity to visit the bridge.


We arrived back at Southend Pier after a very pleasant trip, to wish the Balmoral farewell on its journey back to London.


May I just mention, that Southend Pier Museum has an exhibition celebrating the Thames Pleasure Steamers since 1945.The Museum is open from 11am to 5pm on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays [and on Bank Holiday Mondays].It is worth a visit,   Trevor. 

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