Tag Archives: Hotspur IV

Whatever Happened To…The White Horse Ferries

With the excellent news that Blue Funnel Cruises took over running Hythe ferry in Hampshire from the 21st April 2017, I thought I’d do a piece about the ferries the former owners, White Horse Ferries Limited, actually built and owned … Continue reading

Posted in General, London, Southampton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Hythe Ferry Progress Report 3

The original intention for Blue Funnel Ferries Limited was to have Great Expectations back in service on the 11th May, making the refit last just 9 days. Due to finding more issues after years of neglect (which would take a … Continue reading

Posted in Blue Funnel Ferries Limited, General, Southampton | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Hythe Ferry Progress Report 2

Well slightly sooner than intended for an update but that’s because I went to see some progress and also catch up with an old, much-missed friend. Hotspur IV has been at Saxon Wharf for three years thanks to White Horse … Continue reading

Posted in Blue Funnel Ferries Limited, General, Hythe, Southampton | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Hotspur IV & Asterix

The beautiful, classic Hythe ferry, Hotspur IV, has been laid up rotting getting on for 18 months. Despite Malcolm Wade, Liberal councillor, making a few gestures, STILL nothing has changed except he got himself something new for the scrapbook. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in General, Southampton | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Save Hythe Ferry! – Updated 16th July

Like many people in the Hythe, Southampton and New Forest area, this form of transport can be a lifeline if buses aren’t running, especially Sundays and Bank Holidays when the service is more frequent than by road. Β The service has … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments