The world's last seagoing paddle steamer — Waverley — turned back the clock as it paid a nostalgic trip to the Isle of Wight's Ryde Pier.

Yesterday (Thursday) was the first of four trips the historic vessel is making to the Pier.

During the month, it is embarking and disembarking passengers for excursions to the Solent forts, the Needles and around the Island.

PS Waverley last called to Ryde ten years ago.

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Paddle steamers were once a familiar sight at Ryde Pier, as Southern Railway’s fleet carried many thousands of holidaymakers to and from the Island

PS Waverley first visited the south coast in 1978.

The vessel is due back to the pier on on September 5, 13 and 16.

The moment the paddle steamer arrived at Ryde Pier was captured by Islander, Ben Rue of Photography Rue.