Supporting the Preservation and Operation of Paddle Steamers WAVERLEY and KINGSWEAR CASTLE

Supporting the Preservation and Operation of Paddle Steamers WAVERLEY and KINGSWEAR CASTLE

The Paddle Steamer Preservation Society is Britain’s longest established, largest and most successful steamship preservation group. Founded in 1959, the Society has sailed our ships since 1975.

We are a registered charity. Through our associated charitable and non-profit distributing companies, we operate Britain’s only two operational historic paddle steamers, both of which have won major heritage awards.

Without the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society, there would no longer be the opportunity to sail on these unique ships and experience the delight of viewing large areas of Britain’s beautiful coastline.


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Waverley 2022-23 – An Interview with Paul Semple recorded on 16 March 2023 – Starts at 1.30.

An interview covering the operation of Waverley’s 2022 season and the current task of preparing for the upcoming season. Key areas of conversation will include marketing, timetabling, the winter refit and visit to the dry dock.

Former Caledonian MacBrayne Chief Executive John Whittle gives an interview about his story as the Caledonian Steam Packet Company became CalMac.

Recorded at a Scottish Branch meeting in October 2022, John also tells how Waverley was gifted to the PSPS for £1.

Maid of the Loch – A Presentation by Jim Mitchell, Engineering & Conservation Director, Loch Lomond Steamship Company

Our first online presentation to feature P.S. Maid of the Loch. Jim Mitchell, Engineering & Conservation Director of the Loch Lomond Steamship Company, illustrates the progress being made towards returning Maid of the Loch to service on Loch Lomond.

For many more paddle steamer videos, visit the PSPS Scottish Branch YouTube Channel.



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