‘Health and Pleasure Cruise’

Our latest exhibition ‘Song of the River Steamers‘ is well underway and we are still finding gems in the collection of Charles Glen!

While going through the wealth of resources and research of Charles Glen we’ve found this advertisement for a Health and Pleasure Cruise aboard the Duchess of Argyll in 1938. We do think it looks like great fun, with singing and dancing, non stop grub and prizes for the best turns, all for a very reasonable price of 2/2! We are, however, wondering about Mr McHaggis and Miss McPurritch and what part they played in the pleasure cruise!

The Duchess of Argyll was built in 1906 at Dumbarton and was initially used on the Ardrossan to Arran run, achieving a speed of 21.65 knots. From 1936, the ship was used for long cruises to Campbeltown and Inveraray. Remarkably, the ship was largely in service until being scrapped in 1970 at a grand old age of 64!

While Spending Your Leisure: Enjoy Health and Pleasure

– ‘It’s an HP Cruise’