Bristol to Waterford by steamer 1837 – a ladies view

In June of 1837 Charlotte Elizabeth arrived at Bristol from London with her two sons, freshly released from their boarding school. They were to journey to Wexford via Waterford city and New Ross. To get there they needed to board a paddle steamer. They had already secured passage aboard the regular steamer Nora Creina. However, the boy’s mother spotted a bargain, a rival ship new to the route, however like many bargains, sometimes there’s a good reason the price is lower.  The blog this month gives a firsthand account of their journey.

“…My route hither was from London, via Bristol and Waterford: my travelling companions two blithesome boys, in all the exuberance of joyous freedom from school restraints…

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