West Lulworth

a Registered One-Place Study and part of the Dorset OPC network

Paddle Steamers in the Cove

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Images mostly courtesy of Ian Boyle of Simplon Postcards - others courtesy of Dave Sansom

Paddle Steamers that visited Lulworth Cove:


Consul was built in 1896 and was operated for many years by Cosens of Weymouth. The Paddle Steamer Preservation Society noted and tried to assist the preservation of this fine steamer in its early years. After being withdrawn from service in 1963, she ran a service for a few weeks out of south coast resorts as well as on the River Thames. She spent a further period on the South coast before becoming an accommodation vessel on the River Dart. Sadly, she finally arrived at the breakers at Southampton in October 1968.


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See Video Clips page for British Pathé video newsreels showing passengers disembarking from Victoria in 1898 and boarding another steamer in 1937