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Felixstowe-Bawdsey Ferry
 
Ferries, excursions, forts, piers, buildings of the villages of Felixstowe Ferry & Bawdsey


This page is devoted to postcards and photographs of the villages of Felixstowe Ferry and Bawdsey, separated by the River Deben in Suffolk.


Small passenger boats had run ferry trips from Felixstowe Ferry to Bawdsey for many years. Sir Cuthbert Quilter, owned of Bawdsey Manor, established a steam-drawn chain ferry between Felixstowe and Bawdsey, known locally as the 'Bridges'. The two ferry boats, commissioned in 1894, were the ‘Lady Quilter’ and the ‘Lady Beatrice’; they operated until 1931.
 
Charlie Brinckley then operated a launch for passengers until the war, with his son Robert (senior). The ferry was closed during the war, and afterwards Maurice Read got the RAF contract. In 1962, Charlie Brinckley (junior) operated the service with Delia. New boats Odd Times (1963), Our Times (1963) and Late Times (1969) were added to the fleet. RAF Bawdsey closed in 1974, and the ferry was operated at summer weekends only. In the 1980s, Late Times was the main ferry. Odd Times was used for fishing during the week, and Our Times was kept as spare. A newer boat Deben Ferry is in service in 2006.


Sections on this Page:-
Felixstowe Ferry - Bawdsey - Steam Chain Ferry
Felixstowe Ferry - Bawdsey - Passenger Boats
Felixstowe Ferry - other images
Bawdsey - other images
 
Vessels on this Page:-
Deben Ferry
Our Times
Odd Times
Late Times
 
Suffolk Pages:-
Suffolk - Page 1: Ferries & Excursion Boats
Suffolk - Page 2: Piers & Ports
Harwich-Shotley-Felixstowe ferry: Brightlingsea
Harwich-Shotley-Felixstowe ferry: Explorer 12
Orford - Excursion boats and ferries from Orford Quay to Orford Ness and Rivers Alde, Ore and Butley
Orwell River Cruises
Southwold - Pier and ferries
 
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References:-
www.suffolkimages.com - Superb images of the fascinating Suffolk Coast
The Deben River - by Robert Simper - Creekside Publishing 1992
Trip Out Guides - Written and published by G.P.Hamer - various editions from 1977 to 2005 consulted
 
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Felixstowe Ferry-Bawdsey
Steam Chain Ferry
 
Sir Cuthbert Quilter established a steam-drawn chain ferry between Felixstowe and Bawdsey. The two ferry boats, commissioned in 1894, were the Lady Quilter and the Lady Beatrice; they operated until 1931.


Postcards of the steam chain ferry at Felixstowe Ferry








Felixstowe Ferry-Bawdsey
River Deben Passenger Boats
 
Small passenger boats had run ferry trips from Felixstowe Ferry to Bawdsey for many years. Sir Cuthbert Quilter, owned of Bawdsey Manor, established a steam-drawn chain ferry between Felixstowe and Bawdsey, known locally as the 'Bridges'. The two ferry boats, commissioned in 1894, were the ‘Lady Quilter’ and the ‘Lady Beatrice’; they operated until 1931.
 
Charlie Brinckley then operated a launch for passengers until the war, with his son Robert (senior). The ferry was closed during the war, and afterwards Maurice Read got the RAF contract. In 1962, Charlie Brinckley (junior) operated the service with Delia. New boats Odd Times (1963), Our Times (1963) and Late Times (1969) were added to the fleet. RAF Bawdsey closed in 1974, and the ferry was operated at summer weekends only. In the 1980s, Late Times was the main ferry. Odd Times was used for fishing during the week, and Our Times was kept as spare. A newer boat Deben Ferry is in service in 2006.



Odd Times
Our Times
Late Times
 
An earlier ferry on the Felixstowe Ferry-Bawdsey route, possibly Our Times.
There are many more superb Suffolk images by Simon Batley at:- www.suffolkimages.com
Photo: © Simon Batley




Postcard of the Felixstowe Ferry-Bawdsey ferry, possibly Odd Times.







Deben Ferry
 
In 2006, the Felixstowe-Bawdsey Ferry was operated daily from May to September and weekends only in October. The ferry can also be used as a water taxi to moored yachts. Contact: 07709 411511.


Deben Ferry arriving at Felixstowe Ferry
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th September 2006











Bawdsey


Bawdsey Church


Bawdsey Church
Photo: Ian Boyle, 23rd April 2013
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Bawdsey Manor


Bawdsey Manor.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th September 2006




Martello Tower T with Bawdsey manor in the background
Photo: Ian Boyle, 14th November 2012
Martello Tower T at Felixstowe - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 23rd November 2012 - www.simplonpc.co.uk








High House Farm


High House Farm, Bawdsey
Photo: Ian Boyle, 23rd April 2013
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Felixstowe Ferry Villager


Martello Tower T

There are five remaining Martello Towers close together in Felixstowe, lettered P,Q,R,T & U. Tower T is located on Felixstowe Golf Course close to the sea wall. The tower was briefly used as the club house by the club, which was formed in 1880 and is one of the oldest clubs in England.


Martello Tower T at Felixstowe Ferry
Photo: Ian Boyle, 14th November 2012
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Martello Tower T at Felixstowe
Photo: Ian Boyle, 23rd November 2012
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Tower U - Felixstowe

There are five remaining Martello Towers close together in Felixstowe, lettered P,Q,R,T & U. Tower U is located in the village of Felixstowe Ferry where there is still a small passenger ferry across the River Deben to Bawdsey.


Martello Tower T at Felixstowe
Photo: Ian Boyle, 23rd November 2012
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Other Felixstowe Ferry Images


The River Deben with Bawdsey on the right.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 10th September 2006







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