Author: Paul Semple

Supporting the preservation and operation of paddle steamers Waverley and Kingswear Castle

Bristol Channel Success for Waverley

Waverley completed all five Bristol Channel sailings between Friday 31st August and Tuesday 4th September with excellent loadings.

Waverley at Tighnabruaich

Some pictures of Waverley at Tighnabruaich during the spell of good weather in July.

Stadt Luzern – Rebuild Approaching

At the age of 90 Stadt Luzern is heading for a major rebuild at the end of the 2018 season.

Kingswear Castle Fundraising Cruise – Report

A report on the Kingswear Castle evening fundraising cruise on Saturday 28th July.

Paddle Steamer Neuchâtel

Paddle Steamer Neuchâtel – the steamer that waited 45 years and cost £8 million to be returned to passenger service in 2014.

PS Wingfield Castle

A few external pictures of PS Wingfield Castle taken on 2nd August 2018.

Membership Renewal

PSPS membership subscriptions are now due for those members who pay annually.

Summer Paddle Wheels – Issue 232

The Summer issue of Paddle Wheels is now available to non-members.

Meet the Captain of Kingswear Castle

Kingswear Castle skipper Richie Swinglehurst will speak to the Wessex and Dart Branch on Saturday 13th October.

A Popular Sunset Cruise

A picture report on Waverley’s evening sunset cruise on Thursday 5th July.

Evening Sunset Cruise – Thursday 5th July – Fully Booked!

The Waverley evening cruise on Thursday 5th July is now fully booked.

Waverley Evening Cruise – Thursday 5th July 2018

The 2018 PSPS Evening Cruise will take place on Thursday 5th July. Tickets are available in advance at a reduced rate.

71 Years Young!

The 16th June 2018 marks 71 years since Waverley’s maiden voyage.

Paddling on at 80 – PS Lepcha of 1938

Some pictures of one of the ‘Rocket’ steamers still operating in Bangladesh.

Kingswear Castle Sparkles

Richard Clammer reports on his first sailing of the season aboard Kingswear Castle.

Paddle Steamer Monarch Trip

PS Monarch was recently chartered to the Wessex & Dart Branch for a trip from Wareham.

Waverley’s Western Isles Weekend

A report on Waverley’s 2018 Oban weekend.

Waverley’s Clyde Spring Weekend

Waverley’s 2018 season started well with wall to wall sunshine and good passenger numbers.

Waverley’s 2018 Season Begins

A report on Waverley’s first sailing of 2018.

PSPS £10 Membership Offer – Join Now!

Join the PSPS today for only £10 and take advantage of our new members offer for a limited time.

Princess May Video Online

View the excellent post-war footage of Princess May sailing on Loch Lomond.

Waverley’s 2018 Season – Starts Friday 25th May

Waverley’s 2018 Season begins on Friday 25th May. Here is a preview video of what’s to come.

Waverley’s first visit to London 40 years ago – On film!

View the YouTube video to mark 40 years since Waverley’s first visit to London.

Maid of the Loch – Open for Summer 2018

Maid of the Loch and the excellent on-board tearoom is now open everyday from April to October.

Lake Windermere Trip – Saturday 19th May 2018

The PSPS Scottish Branch spring outing will be to Lake Windermere offering up to six hours of cruising on England’s longest lake.

Waverley’s First Cruises on the South Coast – On Film!

Waverley’s first South Coast sailings in 1978 were captured on film and can now be seen on the PSPS YouTube channel.

Happy 85th Anniversary to Queen Mary

Congratulations to Queen Mary on the 85th anniversary of her launch.

Waverley’s First Visit to the South Coast

Waverley’s first journey to the South Coast – April 1978.

A Memorable Weekend with Bristol Queen

Memories of Bristol Queen’s first visit to the Isles of Scilly.

Waverley’s Ambitious 1978 Southern Venture

2018 marks 40 years since Waverley’s first visit to the South Coast and Thames in 1978.