Waverley – Hastings Pier photo

photo supplied by Tony Wilson

Claire Finn… I wish we could do this again! X

Peter Fairless… Smoked salmon and English champagne?

Mike Mitchell… Anyone know when this was taken? My father-in-law was on the Waverley when it was sunk at Dunkirk 29/5/40. Thankfully he survived but 300+ didn’t. They rebuilt the Waverley after the war and that vessel is still working out of the Clyde. I think it even ran cruises on the south coast last year.

Julie Findlay-jones… my daughters went on the Waverly when we were in Scotland they boarded in Dunoon fabulous looking steamer.

Ken Hatch… Mike, just had a refit/ new boilers. Didn’t know about Dunkirk

Marcus de Mowbray… I am convinced that the Pier would make more money if boat rides were available again. Perhaps a modern electric boat would be better.

Joe Knight… I remember those days! Went on it when I was a kid at Gravesend Kent

David Wilkinson… In the late sixties I went on the Waverley on a cruise around the Isle of Wight from Bournemouth Pier. Called in at Sandown ; the pier there no longer exists.

Roger Simmonds… I remember it well !

Frederique Jacquignon… Souvenir … souvenir du Pier d Hastings

Stuart Moir… Early 1900s

Stewart Rockett… I and my good lady had the pleasure of a trip around the coast of the Isle of Wight on the Waverley last year. Fantastic.

Waverley – Farewell sailings from Hastings 30th April 1979

Pete Fairless… Sooooooo…. were Hasting Pier ever to get its landing stage back, are there any ships left that could visit it?

Jim Breeds… http://www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk

Mike Mitchell… I knew that ship had made trips from the pier but hadn’t realised it was 1979. My father in law was on the previous HMS Waverley when it was sunk off Dunkirk. Thankfully he jumped before it went down

Kevin Burchett… Jim and the steamer the balmoral

Carol Ann Bolton… I used to go on that in Helensburgh, Scotland.

Steve Cooke…. We may be able to talk the Waverley into making a visit. It is coming down to the Dorset coast in September. I went on it about 30 years ago when it visited. http://www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk/plan…/south-coast/

Keith Cowper… Remember that !

Steve May…  I *might* have been on this trip – was definitely late ’70s with my primary school so definitely this era

May Marriott… My Mum and Dad went on that!

Doug Prentice… Many happy trips on the Waverley down the Clyde as a boy and still sailing regularly in Scotland.

Sandy Max… I have a photo of me jokingly tied up to a post on a breakwater with the Waverley steaming past behind me… was definitely 1979, probably the May sailing

Victoria Staley… I remember going on the Waverley as a school trip from Burwash Primary – it could have been 1979! Thanks for the memory.

Ingrid Parker… Loved the trip my husband and I had on it x

Denise Denyer… Wow I remember the Waverley when I was younger

Sarah Martin… I went on it too

Steve Hodson… Remember doing a school trip with Elphinstone Juniors that year.

Mick Bassett…  I always wanted to go on the Waverly but just too expensive for my Parents purse in the 50’s and early 60’s and by 1965, I had moved away from home. (I left School at 15, as was very common then

Charlotte Wirth… What happened to the boat

Gavin Ronald Upstill… The Waverley is still going strong and is based here in Scotland. Hopefully one day I will get to take a trip on her.

Tony Harris… It sank off the Gower Coast and I covered the story.

Diana Tanner… Went to Eastbourne and back from Hastings pier in the 50s, remember it so well..Happy memories..

Mick O’Dowd… Went several times on round trip to Eastbourne. For an fee you could go out around the then Sovereign Lightship. On one trip, with my Dad , we counted all the jellyfish on the way in the days when we had a plague of jellyfish come up the Channel every year. Mostly Portugese Men’o’ War which were quite venomous.

Tracy Walton… I was on one of those. Went with my school. Great day out.

Jan DogMuvva Lowthorpe… I went with school(church wood primary)

Chris Benner… Looks wonderful. Wish we had something like this now, offering trips from eg the pier. Anyone for the Skylark!

Brian Kemp… I remember it there

Geraldine Vinall… I was on it!! As kids we were taken from the end of the pier to the Isle of Wight on a paddle steamer!!

David Nicholson… Went on that ship in the late 50s with my father wonderful experience!

Julie Munday… I challenge anyone to get from Hastings to Southsea and back in 3 hours now! Shame it’s not still going