Photo:PS Ryde

PS Ryde

At the east quay in 1961

By John Quinton

This is the Isle of Wight paddle steamer Ryde moored by the sheerlegs, presumably for maintenance work.
I took this in 1961 but am not sure of the month. I think it was spring or summer.

This page was added by John Quinton on 11/04/2009.
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The paddlers Ryde and Sandown were always laid up here in the winter months. Each would have a refit, then go onto the gridiron for a paint-up and occasional change of paddle wheels. They would leave in time for the Summer season to join the diesel ferries Brading, Southsea and Shanklin. So I think this will be a Springtime photo.

By Andy Gilbert
On 12/04/2009

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