Bristol Queen at Knightstone Pier, Weston-s-Mare
Photographed on 11 September 2005.
With Weston-super-Mare Pier in the news today, as the pier was on fire, I looked up my old photos and found this one. I had lived in the neighborhhood for 3 years, 1959-62, and went back in 2005, to find that little had changed!
Bristol Queen was built in 1938 by Wm. Denny & Sons at Dumbarton, Glasgow, and was one of a pair of small boats built for the Caledonian Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., to be used as Clyde ferries. She was originally named Leven, and her twin sister Ashton after two Clyde tributaries.
Picture added on 28 July 2008