Thursday, 17 October 2013

WSN Fundraising Sale

During August this year, the Friends of Wemyss Bay Station ran an exhibition of steamer prints and paintings, most of which were supplied by Ian McCrorie. The prints and paintings were then sold in aid of funds for Waverley. The remaining pictures have now been given to Waverley Steam Navigation Company to allow further funds to be raised. It is intended that over the the final weekend of the sailing season the remaining prints and paintings will be on sale on Waverley.

In addition to the pictures some of Dr Joe McKendrick's collection of steamer books will also be on sale to raise funds for Waverley. It is planned that both the books and pictures will be on sale over a period of time (about an hour) during both Saturday and Sunday (subject to availability) in the lower bar area of the ship. Passengers will be invited to view the items and make a purchase (donation) in aid of Waverley.

The following photographs give some idea of the prints and paintings which will be on sale. Each picture is framed with glass.

P.S. Waverley off Arran (Original watercolour by J. Farquharson)
Waverley and QE2 1990
 P.S. Jeanie Deans, 1884 (Kerprints)
T.S. Glen Sannox at Brodick (I. Orchardson print, limited edition)
 T.S. King George V at Oban North Pier (R. Forsyth print, limited edition)
P.S. Waverley in rural setting
Queen’s Dock, Glasgow
Clyde Puffer
DEPV Talisman, Dunoon (Ian Orchardson print)
P.S. Jeanie Deans
T.S. Duchess of Argyll, Gourock (Ian Orchardson print)
T.S. St Columba, Princes Pier (Ian Orchardson print)
Clyde Puffer
P.S. Mercury, Rothesay (Ian Orchardson print)
Paul Semple