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: The Maiden Voyage of the Steamship 'GREAT WESTERN'

Bristol-New York
April, 1838
A programme to commemorate the first steamship engaged in regular transatlantic crossings, and the hundredth anniversary of her first sailing from Bristol
Devised by Peter Stucley
The cast includes
V. C. Clinton-Baddeley , Gordon Boyd , Winifred Barnes , John F. Claffey , Hedley Goodall , George Holloway , Wendy Harthan , Michael Holloway , Dorothy Holloway , Bernard Fishwick , Barry Kendall , Roger Ramsdell , Cyril Roberts ,
Joan Tuckett , Doris I. Morgan and Shanties by members of the Bristol Shiplovers* Society
Produced by Francis Dillon
The Haven Master, Port of Bristol, will introduce the programme
The S.S. Great Western left Bristol on April 8, 1838, with seven passengers on board, and reached New York fifteen days later-the first steamship specially built to voyage from an English port to America.
Listeners will hear something of the departure from Bristol, the actual crossing, the arrival in New York with the celebrations attending it, and the triumphant return to Bristol.


Unknown: Peter Stucley
Unknown: C. Clinton-Baddeley
Unknown: Gordon Boyd
Unknown: Winifred Barnes
Unknown: John F. Claffey
Unknown: Hedley Goodall
Unknown: George Holloway
Unknown: Wendy Harthan
Unknown: Michael Holloway
Unknown: Dorothy Holloway
Unknown: Bernard Fishwick
Unknown: Barry Kendall
Unknown: Roger Ramsdell
Unknown: Cyril Roberts
Unknown: Joan Tuckett
Unknown: Doris I. Morgan
Produced By: Francis Dillon


by Winifred Davey


Unknown: Winifred Davey


Leslie Rogers (saxophone)
F. W. Packer (pianoforte)


Unknown: Leslie Rogers
Pianoforte: F. W. Packer

: Mrs. Proudie and Her Times

Readings from 'Barchester Towers'
Read by V.C. Clinton-Baddeley
The first of a series of readings which V.C. Clinton-Baddeley has selected from the greatest of the Barsetshire novels


Reader: V.C. Clinton-Baddeley


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