Proud work on the Fresh Water Tank.
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The Diary of a Volunteer – July 2020

07.07.2020 On Tuesday we were greeted by a hardened team of fifteen wonderful volunteers, each managing to successfully socially distance themselves onboard. It's with thanks to these individuals that we managed to get the new compressor hoisted onboard. It's now in the Engine Room, where preparation is underway on the necessary pipework to install it. Coatings has also been applied to the newly prepared fresh water tank. The forward tank will be finished next Tuesday, but additional help is required. If...
PS Balmoral by John Nicholson
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On this day: Balmoral & Great Britain

On this day The Paddle Steamer Preservation Society (PSPS) chartered the MV BALMORAL from P&A Campbell for a 'GRAND DAY OUT' to Ilfracombe and Lundy from Bristol’s Hotwells Wharf, Clevedon, Cardiff, Penarth and Weston. In 1970 this was to be the second charter of the MV Balmoral by the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society. Earlier in the year she was chartered for a circumnavigation of the Isle of Wight. On this occasion, the charter was arranged by Pat Murrell for a voyage...
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Windrush Day Onboard MV Balmoral

Today the Balmoral will be stepping up to help re-imagine the Atlantic Crossings, faced by elders of the Windrush generation. The vessel will be delivering an innovative project by providing a setting for poetry workshops online. Our goal is to inform the youth on the contribution of our elders, while providing inspiring resources to help educate and inform. Together, we want to deliver an innovative project for Windrush Day that will be made fully accessible to children online. Young...
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The Diary of a Volunteer – June 2020

30.06.2020 Today the finishing touches to the engine room casing were applied, while volunteers continued work on sealing the decks. Down below volunteers continued to mop out the leaks from the dining saloon. Our trustee and director, Douglas Naysmith, attended to keep an eye on operations, while PAT testing was taking place in the lower bar. On Tuesday 7th July 2020 our new compressor will be delivered. Since the lockdown, it has been kindly stored at the home residence of a...
MV Balmoral 1949
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Announcing the Advance Closure of Balmoral

We are sorry to announce that due to the continuing developments of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Board of Directors have taken the decision to close Balmoral for the protection of her volunteer workforce until further notice. This Saturday the Balmoral was scheduled to host the Bristol Channel branch of the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society (PSPS), for an in-depth talk with the General Manager of Waverley Excursions, Paul Semple. As a result of this continuously evolving situation, the PSPS Bristol Channel branch...
Educational Visit on Balmoral
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Balmoral Awarded Windrush Funding

Bristol’s historic pleasure steamer, the Balmoral, has been awarded funding to stage celebrations for pioneers of the Windrush Generation Funding has been awarded for an innovative project in Bristol that brings elders, school children engineers and ex-merchant sailors together on board an historic passenger vessel to celebrate migration. The project is run by the Balmoral in partnership with My Future My Choice, an education initiative supported by the charity The Bristol Initiative Charitable Trust. “ This project is a fantastic opportunity for...