P&A Campbell Steamers - The Victorian Era, by Chris Collard

P&A Campbell Steamers - The Victorian Era, by Chris Collard
P&A Campbell Steamers - The Victorian Era, by Chris Collard

Book published by Tempus in 2006, 224 pages. Paperback (N4506)

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The firm of P&A Campbell (known as the White Funnel Fleet) 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 during and immeadiately after their move to the Bristol Channel, and looks at the reasons for the move, before going on to chart their growth and expansion in the area in the last years of the 19th century.

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