Book published by Tempus in 2006, 255 pages. Paperback (N4505)
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The firm of P&A Campbell originated on the Clyde in the early 19th century, when the Campbell family began its steamer services on the river. In the 1880's the company moved its operations to the Bristol Channel and very quickly came to dominate steamer travel in the area, both for tourism and for trade between Bristol and South Wales. From the Hotwells Basin to the ports of Cardiff, Penarth and Barry, the steamers of Campbell's were a regular sight as they made their way down to the north Devon coast, Lundy Island and Somerset piers.
This definitive history charts the history of the company in the early 1900's, and tells the story of the inauguration of the company's steamers on the Sussex coast, the battles with the Railway Company's Red Funnel steamers, both on the Bristol Channel and in the law courts. This was without doubt the golden era of the White Funnel Fleet, and this book will delight anyone interested in this particular area of maritime history...