Category: Features

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

Summer 1985

25 years on!

Spring 1985

From the Chairman | Waverley | London & Home Counties Branch | Bristol Channel Branch | Wessex Branch | Scottish Branch | North of England Branch | Turning point in Kingswear Castle’s destiny

Winter 1984

Historic River Medway meeting | Best financial result | North of the Border | Medway Queen | Branch news

Autumn 1984

A much loved figure | Operating Kingswear Castle | Waverley diary | Blumlisalp to flower again

Summer 1984

A huge achievement | A Royal homecoming | Waverley | North of the Border

Spring 1984

Log of the Paddle Vessel Kingswear Castle | The climax to ten years of restoration | Wintering German fashion | Waverley diary

Winter 1983

Kingswear Castle sails again | Waverley diary | Fun with models 30 years ago

Autumn 1983

Around Britain in 1983 | Kingswear Castle report

Summer 1983

23rd Annual Meeting | North of England Branch | Stobcross scene | Kingswear Castle report | Ryde | Boob of the month

Spring 1983

Engines run again after 15 years | Bristol Channel Branch | Waverley | New boilers for world’s oldest paddle steamer | A Brazilian paddle steamer adventure

Winter 1982

Our most remarkable members | Waverley’s busiest year | Maid of the Loch | Medway Queen moved to fresh mooring | Kingswear Castle

Autumn 1982

Waverley cruising round Great Britain | Just part of the KC story | Compton Castle’s new role | Maritime England Rally 1982

Summer 1982

Manxman weekend | Maid of the Loch sold | Kingswear Castle report | Waverley gets 5-year certificate | Hjejlen sails into her 122nd year | Goethe is Rhine’s lone 1982 paddler

Spring 1982

Maid of the Loch’s future in doubt | Surviving the winter | Kingswear Castle report | Finland’s lakes

Winter 1981

Momentous twelve months | Scottish Branch news | Tattershall Castle moved to Kent | Faithful withdrawn | White Swan completes 125 years

Autumn 1981

‘Unbelievable’ early season | Medway pirates | Humber ferry finale | Kingswear Castle | Prince Ivanhoe | Boob of the month

Summer 1981

Bristol Channel news | Maid of the Loch sails on | Prince Ivanhoe | Waverley – New boiler installed | Kingswear Castle back in the water

Spring 1981

New boiler project is up to schedule | Prince Ivanhoe sails north | Bristol Channel cruises under the Waverley banner | Kingswear Castle progress report | North of the Border

Winter 1980

PSPS celebrates coming of age | Shanklin joins the fleet | Maid of the Loch hits the headlines | Kingswear Castle | Caledonia’s untimely end | John H Amos

Autumn 1980

In the wake of the Dunkirk paddlers | Kingswear Castle | Compton Castle | Medway Queen | Ryde Queen | Plans to save Lincoln Castle | Royal Navy paddle tugs withdrawn

Summer 1980

Old Caledonia gutted by fire | Kingswear Castle | Bristol Channel | American paddlers

Spring 1980

Society news | Chairmanship | Kingswear Castle | Waverley | Maid of the Loch | Queen Mary | Steamer bookshelf

Winter 1979

1979: A glimpse into Europe | MV Balmoral | Lincoln Castle | Waverley’s 1979 sailings | Kingswear Castle

Autumn 1979

Kingswear Castle report | Encouragement needed for KC workers | Waverley’s English season highlights 1979 | Waverley charter 16th June | North of the Border

Summer 1979

“Follow the QE2” said Harbour Control | Kingswear Castle report | Lincoln Castle to stay in Hull

Spring 1979

Kingswear Castle report | Historic afternoon at Lamlash | Countess sails into Hogmanay blizzard | London Belle siren sounds again | President’s Day | Medway Queen

Winter 1978

Westward Ho! with Balmoral | Commemorative plaque unveiled | Medway Queen sinks | Ryde Queen re-opened | An evening cruise in Amsterdam

Autumn 1978

Society news | Kingswear Castle report | Irvine: Another notable first | Royal Route retraced on June 24th | Paddling from the pulpit

Summer 1978

An epic voyage | Thousands welcome Waverley on the South Coast | Lincoln Castle is withdrawn | Prince Charles opens Clyde Room | Compton Castle sold

Spring 1978

Waverley’s captain recalls Gantocks Reef grounding