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Paddle Collection

Background imagePaddle Collection: Littlehampton Harbour

Littlehampton Harbour
A paddle steamer chugs up the harbour beside the pier at Littlehampton, West Sussex

Background imagePaddle Collection: Holidaymakers on the sands at Filey, North Yorkshire

Holidaymakers on the sands at Filey, North Yorkshire -- the beach is full of people, either walking or paddling. Date: 1940s

Background imagePaddle Collection: Hms Dreadnought 1906

Hms Dreadnought 1906
The ship that gave her name to a new style of warship - the mighty HMS Dreadnought leaves Portsmouth harbour, escorted by a paddle-wheel tug

Background imagePaddle Collection: Wreck of the SS Chusan, Ardrossan, 1874

Wreck of the SS Chusan, Ardrossan, 1874
Engraving showing the wreck of the paddle-steamer Chusan near the entrance to Ardrossan Harbour, Scotland, 1874

Background imagePaddle Collection: Paddle steamer La Marguerite

Paddle steamer La Marguerite, off Penmaenmawr, with Great Orme in the distance. Date: circa 1907

Background imagePaddle Collection: Clyde paddle steamer Mercury

Clyde paddle steamer Mercury approaching a jetty in Western Scotland in August 1913 Date: 1913

Background imagePaddle Collection: Beach scene, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

Beach scene, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
Scene of holidaymakers on the Albion Beach at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. A long line of bathing machines on wheels can be seen in the background, waiting to be hauled by a horse to the waters edge

Background imagePaddle Collection: Paddle Steamer Leith 1837

Paddle Steamer Leith 1837
The paddle steamer Leith arriving at Grantham Pier, Edinburgh. Built by R.Menzies & Sons for the General Steam Navigation Co 1837 and used by GSNC for coastal service between Leith and London

Background imagePaddle Collection: Neptune Steamship

Neptune Steamship
Since this paddle steamer is depicted on the Elbe, it is doubtless employed on the England to Hamburg run. The other ship is the Caledonia

Background imagePaddle Collection: Cleethorpes Sea Front

Cleethorpes Sea Front
The crowded sea front at Cleethorpes. People sunbathe in deckchairs and paddle in the sea

Background imagePaddle Collection: West Indies Grenada

West Indies Grenada
(Windward Islands) Native porters coaling a paddle-steamer in St Georges Harbour

Background imagePaddle Collection: Thames Paddle Steamer

Thames Paddle Steamer
A Thames paddle-steamer at Gravesend, Kent

Background imagePaddle Collection: Riverboat Great Republic

Riverboat Great Republic
The elegant Mississippi paddle steamer Great Republic

Background imagePaddle Collection: Canoeist about to Canoe

Canoeist about to Canoe
Girl in her one-piece swimming costume & bathing cap with checker board trim going off for a paddle

Background imagePaddle Collection: Paddle steamer Medway Queen, Sheerness, Kent

Paddle steamer Medway Queen, Sheerness, Kent
Paddle steamer Medway Queen, arriving at Sheerness-on-Sea, Kent. During the Second World War she acted as a minesweeper, and made seven evacuation trips from Dunkirk in 1940, rescuing 7000 men

Background imagePaddle Collection: Bristol - The Clifton Suspension Bridge over the Avon Gorge

Bristol - The Clifton Suspension Bridge over the Avon Gorge
Bristol - The Clifton Suspension Bridge (designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel) over the River Avon Gorge - a paddlesteamer passes beneath. Date: 1936

Background imagePaddle Collection: Comic postcard, Enormous man with woman in the sea Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Enormous man with woman in the sea Date: 20th century

Background imagePaddle Collection: Kashmir, River Jhelum - woman paddles a wooden boat

Kashmir, River Jhelum - woman paddles a wooden boat
Kashmir, River Jhelum - woman with two small children paddles a flat-bottomed wooden boat, or shikara Date: 1986

Background imagePaddle Collection: Glasgow / The Broomielaw

Glasgow / The Broomielaw
A paddle steamer at the quayside Date: 1907

Background imagePaddle Collection: The Esplanade, Rothesay Isle of Bute

The Esplanade, Rothesay Isle of Bute

Background imagePaddle Collection: Broomielaw, Glasgow early 1900's

Broomielaw, Glasgow early 1900's

Background imagePaddle Collection: Ilfracombe Harbour, Victorian period

Ilfracombe Harbour, Victorian period

Background imagePaddle Collection: Poster, Arcachon, France, a town for winter and summer, Chemins de Fer du Midi - casinos, beach

Poster, Arcachon, France, a town for winter and summer, Chemins de Fer du Midi - casinos, beach, forest, hunting, fishing, regattas, races, pigeon shooting, golf. Date: circa 1895

Background imagePaddle Collection: Paddling at Heyst

Paddling at Heyst
A group of children in striped bathing costumes paddle happily in the surf at Heyst sur Mer, Belgium. Date: circa 1905

Background imagePaddle Collection: Paddle Steamer Bournemouth Queen

Paddle Steamer Bournemouth Queen, of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company. Date: circa 1910

Background imagePaddle Collection: Paddle Steamer Southampton, at Southampton

Paddle Steamer Southampton, at Southampton
Paddle Steamer Southampton of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, at Southampton, with passengers on deck. Date: circa 1900s

Background imagePaddle Collection: The Water Nymph by Muriel Dawson

The Water Nymph by Muriel Dawson -- a little girl paddling in the sea. Date: 1933

Background imagePaddle Collection: Steamer Solent leaving Lymington Pier for Isle of Wight

Steamer Solent leaving Lymington Pier for Isle of Wight
The Ferry Steamer Solent leaving Lymington Pier for the Isle of Wight. Date: 1908

Background imagePaddle Collection: Hesdin, Pas-de-Calais, France - Mill and Old Fish Street

Hesdin, Pas-de-Calais, France - Mill and Old Fish Street
Hesdin, Pas-de-Calais, France - Mill on the River Canche view of the old Fish Street Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePaddle Collection: Greenwich Hospital and the River Thames, London, 1900

Greenwich Hospital and the River Thames, London, 1900
Illustration showing the view across the River Thames, from the Isle of Dogs, looking towards the Greenwich Naval Hospital, London, 1900

Background imagePaddle Collection: Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Budleigh Salterton, Devon
The seaside resort of Budleigh Salterton in Devon. Holiday makers paddle in the sea and recline in deck chairs

Background imagePaddle Collection: Steamship Crowd 1899

Steamship Crowd 1899
A crowd clamour to get a good glimpse of St. Elvies a paddle steamer of the Liverpool and North Wales Steamship Co. at Llandudno, North Wales

Background imagePaddle Collection: Hunters Quay, Argyll & Bute, Scotland

Hunters Quay, Argyll & Bute, Scotland, with a paddle steamer approaching the pier. Date: circa 1900

Background imagePaddle Collection: Charlotte Dundas Paddle Boat

Charlotte Dundas Paddle Boat
Print of the Charlotte Dundas, the first practical application of steam power driving a paddle wheel. Designed by William Symington and trested on the Forth and Clyde Canal in 1802

Background imagePaddle Collection: Steamboat pier, Trefriew (i. e. Trefriw), Wales

Steamboat pier, Trefriew (i. e. Trefriw), Wales
Steamboat pier, Trefriew (i.e. Trefriw), Wales. Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

Background imagePaddle Collection: A midnight race on the Mississippi

A midnight race on the Mississippi. Date c1890

Background imagePaddle Collection: English River Steamer

English River Steamer
A paddle steamer carries excursionists on the river Witham at Boston, Lincolnshire, England

Background imagePaddle Collection: Paddle Steamer Balmoral, Isle of Wight

Paddle Steamer Balmoral, Isle of Wight
Paddle Steamer Balmoral, near The Solent, Isle of Wight, England. Date: 1922

Background imagePaddle Collection: Bound down the River

Bound down the River. Date 1870

Background imagePaddle Collection: Boating Beagles

Boating Beagles
Two beagles in a rowing boat, one playing mandolin and the other holding a paddle. Date: early 1930s

Background imagePaddle Collection: New Orleans / Birds Eye

New Orleans / Birds Eye
A bird s-eye view of the Mississippi snaking its way through the town of New Orleans, a town of ships and trade

Background imagePaddle Collection: Forfarshire Shipwreck 5

Forfarshire Shipwreck 5
When this paddle steamer wrecks on the Farne Islands, off Northumberland, lighthouse keeper Darling and 18-year old daughter Grace row to the wreck and save nine

Background imagePaddle Collection: Dover Harbour Postcard

Dover Harbour Postcard
A steam train pulled up on the Admiralty Pier alongside a paddle steamer

Background imagePaddle Collection: Eskimo Hunts a Narwhal

Eskimo Hunts a Narwhal
An Eskimo fisherman pursuing a narwhal

Background imagePaddle Collection: Bathingmachines / Brighton

Bathingmachines / Brighton
Ladies and babies paddle and splash in the sea at Brighton

Background imagePaddle Collection: Paddlers Photographed

Paddlers Photographed
Papa snaps Mama and the baby as they paddle

Background imagePaddle Collection: Comic postcard, Large woman paddling in the sea Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Large woman paddling in the sea Date: 20th century

Background imagePaddle Collection: Pier and Harbour, Littlehampton, West Sussex

Pier and Harbour, Littlehampton, West Sussex, with the paddle steamer Worthing Belle on the left and Arun Mill in the distance on the right. Date: circa 1905



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