You’re Invited! A Pre-Christmas social on the Balmoral

INVITATION A Pre-Christmas social aboard M.V. BALMORAL Mardyke Wharf, Hotwell Road, Bristol. BS8 4RU Saturday 7th December 2019 11:00 - 15:00 We are looking forward to meeting members, volunteers and supporters - and potential volunteers. Please join us on Saturday 7th December, any time between 11.00 am and 3.00 pm. Enjoy hot mince-pies, coffee and cake; the ship will have bridge visits and the Bar will be open. Please join us on board! We have superb public transport links and limited on and off road parking nearby...
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Marking out steel plate for the Stern Bulwark!

Work continues onboard Balmoral, with volunteer support

MAINTENANCE CONTINUES Tuesday 5th November, 2019 05/11/2019 Work continues onboard today, as our hearty team of volunteers tackle some more caulking, welding, engineering scraping AND varnishing! Our super troubleshooting heroes tackle our generator. Meanwhile, steel plating is getting marked out for the Stern bulwark! Troubleshooting Nelly, the generator! Preparing the Piston and Con Rod prior to assembly! Checking Cylinder Liner clearances! Surface preparations for welding, and continuing remedial deck work! Caulking of Balmoral's decks. Marking out steel plate for the Stern Bulwark! Captain Steve Colledge, gets to grips with...
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Volunteers are Invited to Balmoral

PRESS RELEASE Thursday 3rd October, 2019 Volunteers Invited to Balmoral Following a most encouraging survey, in the Albion Dry Dock, last week, of the Bristol Channel Pleasure ‘Steamer’ Balmoral, more volunteers are now needed to join the team working to prepare Balmoral for return to Pleasure Sailings in the Bristol Channel. Everyone who is interested in finding out more is warmly welcomed to an Open Day on board the ship this Saturday (October 12) at anytime from 9.30am onwards, when there will be...
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Balmoral enters Albion Dry Dock to assess returning to sea.

DRY DOCKING Thursday 19th September, 2019 The Balmoral enters Albion Dry Dock 17/09/2019 The Balmoral will be sailing into Albion Dry Dock on Thursday 19th September, 2019. She will leave her moorings at 11:30 from Mardyke Quay, and remain in dry dock for a period of four days. 19/09/2019 Balmoral has manoeuvred into Albion Dry Dock under her own power. She will be there for a period of four days. During which time she will undergo an assessment to discover what's required to get the...
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Balmoral presented with Anniversary gift from Grenaa

Wednesday 3rd July, 2019 Balmoral presented with Grenaa Plate  On Friday 28th June 2019, the trustees of Balmoral welcomed on board an array of very special guests, but perhaps none had to dedicate themselves to travelling as far as these two individuals. All the way from beautiful Denmark, we were privileged to welcome on board Bjarke Levenhagen Sorensen, and Managing Director of Grenaa, Ebbe Sorensen. Attending for the Platinum Anniversary of MV Balmoral, the pair flew in specially to mark the 70th year...
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Press Release: Celebrating over 70 years of MV Balmoral

PRESS RELEASE Monday 24th June, 2019 Platinum Anniversary Celebrations for Balmoral – This Weekend The flags will be flying, the ships siren will sound and the band will be playing as plans to restore the Pleasure ‘Steamer’ Balmoral to cruising – to and from Bristol, are announced during 2 days of celebrations to commemorate the platinum anniversary of the launch of famous ship this week. On Saturday June 29th everyone is invited aboard Balmoral in Bristol City Docks from 11 am until 5...
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MV Balmoral relocates to Mardyke Wharf, Bristol

PRESS RELEASE Thursday 9th May, 2019 Balmoral is on the move Join us down at Bristol Harbourside Wednesday 15th May, 2019 to witness the MV Balmoral roar into life! Bristol council needs us to clear Princes Wharf for their seasonal activities and Harbour Festival, so the vessel will sail down the Floating Harbour to berth at Mardyke Wharf, Hotwell Road. Lying opposite the SS Great Britain, Balmoral’s quayside neighbours will be charity-run ship Pride of Bristol and Bristol’s popular floating bar Grain Barge....
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