Tuesday, 9 March 2010

The Royal Eagle Paddle Steamer at Ramsgate.

One of my customers today asked for a picture of The Royal Eagle Paddle Steamer, it was one of those cases of I knew I had a picture somewhere, but didn’t know where, the picture is above, click on it to enlarge it.

This was important to him, as his father had served on her during the war, I found it eventually in one of the old guides that I have reprinted, “Ramsgate For 1934” click on the link if you want to buy it http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/catalogue/ramsgate_for_1934.htm

Alternatively I have published the whole guide online for fellow bloggers click on the link for it http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/310/ originals of these old guides are very difficult to get and very frail making them difficult to use if you do.

One thing that is particularly useful about these guides is that they allow you to put a fairly accurate date to the pictures in them, something that is often very difficult with postcards and lose photographs and up to a point they help when dating the others.


  1. Nice looking steamer, she wouldn't be able to get on the landing stage now not enough water. I understand the landing stage is like the east cliff road, tdc put a weight limit on it 20 years ago and it hasn't been inspected since!!!!

  2. I think this was the steamer that took us to our first seaside holiday after the war, London to Ramsgate. It had been used in the rescue from Dunkirk.


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