EARLY NEWHAVEN - DIEPPE SHIPS

Part I - The Paddle Steamer Era

By Derek Longly

As a youngster I used to be sent by my Father to see Del White in Chapel Street for my haircuts. Those who knew Del will be aware that this could be a somewhat 'different' experience than going to see your average barber and at first I was none too keen on these visits.  

However, Del soon discovered that I had an interest in ships and that my Grandfather had worked on the service for many years.  As a result he showed me the collection of photos he had in an album depicting a number of the vessels that had run the service in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  

From that time on a visit to his little premises became far more interesting and I managed to persuade him to let me make copies of a number of his photos as at the time I had an attachment that I could fit to my camera which enabled me to take close up shots.

From checking this site it is apparent that copies of these photos are also held by others who have contributed and I have therefore only chosen to submit those which I believe have not previously appeared.

I hope this selection will be of interest to those who enjoy the history of the service as well as those who just like looking at ships from days past.

 

Photo:PS Alexandra 1863

PS Alexandra 1863

Copy from late Del White collection by Derek Longly

Photo:PS Marseilles 1864

PS Marseilles 1864

Copy from late Del White collection by Derek Longly

Photo:PS Paris 1875

PS Paris 1875

Copy from late Del White collection by Derek Longly

Photo:PS Rouen 1888

PS Rouen 1888

Copy from late Del White collection by Derek Longly

Photo:PS Paris 1889

PS Paris 1889

Copy from late Del White collection by Derek Longly

This page was added by Derek Longly on 27/07/2014.

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