Yarmouth Ferries and the Solent


Old postcards are sometimes poorly produced and grainy, I've done my best to scan them.

Dates are from the card or my estimate (where possible). The maker of the card is shown in brackets (where available).

All pictures on this page are from my own collection, but are not my copyright. Copy if you wish, but if you repost or reuse them would you please out of courtesy let me know.

Ferries off Yarmouth

MV Lymington at Yarmouth

Ferries arriving at Yarmouth during the  1960's. MV Freshwater in foreground, MV Lymington in centre and  (probably) PS

 Embassy, a pleasure steamer at the pier. (Photo Precision)

Ferry MV Lymington unloading at Yarmouth in the 1960's. (Collis)

Farringford unloading at Yarmouth

Farringford mid Solent

Farringford unloading on a sunny summers day.  It had a capacity of 32 cars. (Constance)

The ferry Farringford shown at work crossing the Solent. This was and unusual vessel in that it was Diesel-electric  

paddle boat. It subsequently ended up as a Humber ferry. (Salmon)

Lymington approaching Lymington

Freshwater leaving Lymington for Yarmouth

The old landing stage at Lymington showing the MV Lymington approaching, this is the seaward end of jetty shown in the picture 

below and has now been replaced by a linkspan. (Tokim)

P.S. Freshwater (this is the original, a paddle steamer), the later one was a car ferry) leaving Lymington for Yarmouth.

Lymington Pier

Postcard, probably from the sixties of the car ferry 'Freshwater' at the old Lymington pier terminal. On the 

left is the old station (now demolished). (Salmon)

Not a ferry, but rather a Solent pleasure steamer, Lorna Doone, with Hurst castle in the background. Probably late 1930's. (Pan-Aero)

Yarmouth Oilette

A stormy picture of Yarmouth dated 1906. (Tuck)

An 'Oilette' card of a somewhat quieter sea of  Yarmouth, dated 1905. (Tuck)

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16 April 2020