Screen Archive South East is a public sector moving image archive serving the South East of England. The archive's collections of magic lantern slides, films, videos and associated materials capture the many varied aspects of life, work and creativity from the early days of screen history to the present day and serve as a rich and invaluable historical resource.
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Waverley at Whitstable
Come along for a unique journey on the Waverley - the last sea going paddle steamer in the world - and London is our destination
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Alan Stingemore's fascinating film about a trip on the Waverley starts with the arrival of the paddle steamer at Whitsable to collect passengers. A band of naval cadets plays tunes onboard throughout the film as we pass numerous ships, which toot in salute, as well as various landmarks like Greenwich, the Thames Flood Barrier and Tower Bridge - through which the Waverley has to pass while the bridge is raised. We also get a rare opportunity to visit the ship’s engine room.