Category: Features

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

Waverley 2001 – Hebridean Sunshine

Waverley embarks on a five day tour of the southern Inner Hebrides to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her first visit to Western Highlands.

Waverley 2001 – Sunday Special to Loch Fyne

Waverley’s special springtime programme continued on Sunday 29th April with a sailing from Greenock to Tarbert.

Waverley 2001 – Round Bute from Ayr

Waverley’s third Saturday of the 2001 season on Saturday 28th April, an unusual Ayr – Round Bute sailing with plenty of time ashore at Tighnabruaich.

Waverley 2001 – Ayr to Carrick Castle

Waverley’s sailing from Ayr to Carrick Castle on Sunday 22nd April 2001.

Waverley 2001 – Public Charter by Clyde River Sailing Club

Public charter of Waverley arranged by and for steamer enthusiasts.

Waverley 2001 – Return to Inveraray

Waverley first call at Inveraray in five years on Friday 20th April 2001.

Waverley 2001 – By Paddler to Porlock

Waverley’s 19th May 2001 sailing from Clevedon and Penarth for Minehead and Porlock Bay cruise.

Spring 1996

25 Years Ago… Trust are the Maid’s New Owners |The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Paddle Steamers Course|The End of an Era? – DDSG diesel paddlers

Waverley 2001 – Easter Monday

The Waverley’s 2001 Easter programme concludes with a cruise round Inchmarnock.

Waverley 2001 – Easter Sunday

Big ships and three spectacular lochs.

Waverley 2001 – Easter Sailings

Waverley‘s Easter 2001 programme of cruises.

Waverley’s First Replacement Boiler

Waverley’s first replacement boiler is prepared for despatch from Babcock Power’s Renfrew Works.

By Waverley to St Mawes

The true story of Waverley’s only call at St Mawes on 15th May 1996.

Waverley Down South 1993

Illustrations of Waverley meeting Shieldhall and Kingswear Castle and of her first calls at Margate and Walton-on-the-Naze.

Paddle Steamer Princess Victoria

The Paddle Steamer Princess Victoria was the first of four ships of the name to operate the “Short Sea Route” between Stranraer in Scotland and Larne in Northern Ireland.

Winter 1995

25 years ago… Chairman’s comments | Commemorative cruises | Waverley’s Thames Diary | And 50 years ago… Lincoln Castle on special duty | Plus 66 years ago… Newhaven to Boulogne aboard Glen Gower

23rd September 1972 PSPS Charter to Inveraray

On Saturday 23rd September 1972 the PSPS chartered Waverley for a sailing from Gourock to Inveraray.

Waverley – Heritage Rebuild Phase I + 20

On this day, exactly 20 years ago, Waverley arrived back in Glasgow having completed the first phase of her extensive Heritage Rebuild.

30 Year Look Back – Waverley’s 1990 Season

A look back at Waverley’s 1990 season which began at Easter on the Clyde and finished in mid October on the Bristol Channel.

Easter on Waverley

Greg Beecroft shares some pictures he took of Waverley at Easter 1980.

Autumn 1995

25 years ago… Waverley to the rescue! | Plus 66 years ago… Don Anderson remembered a busy Bristol Channel season

Summer 1995

25 years ago… Three new ships? | And 50 years ago… PS Caledonia sold | Plus 65 years ago… Southend Pier – 16 daily excursion steamer calls

Spring 1995

Kingswear Castle | Scottish Branch silver jubilee | We have “Maid” progress! | And 50 years ago… | Plus 80 years ago… Paddling down the Thames

Winter 1994

Launch of Heritage Afloat | Teddy bears at sea | River closures disrupt sailings | Chairman’s notes | A Vice-President’s notebook | And 50 years ago…

Autumn 1994

London & Home Counties Branch | Models Rally Blackheath ’94 | Heritage Afloat | Balmoral | And 50 years ago…

Spring 1994

1994 – Make or break year | Kingswear Castle’s 10th anniversary cruise | And 50 years ago… | Plus 140 years ago, quiz answers from last edition and more…

Winter 1993

Wessex Branch report | The world of entertainment | Letters to the Editor | And 50 years ago…

Autumn 1993

Kingswear Castle report | Facelift for the Maid | Diamond Jubilee | And 50 years ago…

Summer 1993

The Maid at 40 | Our ships call again at Weston & Cardiff | First call at Otter Ferry since 1914 | And 50 years ago…

Spring 1993

Near disaster! | Balmoral’s funnel colours | Annual Christmas cruises | Why we need £350,000 | And 50 years ago…