Category: Features

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

Winter 1977

Triumphant end to extended Clyde season | Kingswear Castle report | Lincoln Castle sails on alone | MV Balmoral | Campbell cruises on the Thames | Medway Queen going home | Ryde Queen’s future undecided

Autumn 1977

Waverley returns after repairs | Kingswear Castle report | Secret sailing to Goole

Summer 1977

Waverley scores Mersey triumph | Quiet end for the Poole Belle | London & Home Counties Branch | Wessex Branch

Spring 1977

Government scheme assists refit | Big day on the Medway | Farewell to the Queen | Distant paddle wheels

Winter 1976

Annual General Meeting 1976 | Passenger figures up by 54% | Lincoln Castle | Waverley to Loch Long

Autumn 1976

Kingswear Castle £3,500 appeal | Medway open day 1976 | Waverley to Inverary on June 12th

Summer 1976

Full steam ahead again on the Clyde | Work parties | Balmoral sails round the Isle of Wight | Kingswear Castle progress report | John H Amos moves south | Medway Queen’s poor state

Spring 1976

£45,000 appeal is launched | Kingswear Castle report | Tattershall Castle’s new Thames role | Loch Lomond

Winter 1975

PSPS General Meeting | Waverley record of 1975 | Kingswear Castle open day | New Queen of the Mississippi

Autumn 1975

Waverley’s most successful season | Kingswear Castle report | Lincoln Castle’s Trent visit | Bristol Channel | Society’s first Broads cruise

Summer 1975

Waverley’s return to Clyde service | Waverley’s shake down cruise | Kingswear Castle report | Society news

Spring 1975

More cash for Waverley | Kingswear Castle report | Scottish Branch news | London & Home Counties Branch | King George V withdrawn

Winter 1974

150th anniversary of the General Steam Navigation Company | Ruddy-faced to the setting sun | It was not all plain sailing

Autumn 1974

Waverley’s future | Kingswear Castle | Medway veteran remembered

Summer 1974

Cash boost for Waverley | Kingswear Castle | At Rochester | South Coast | Humber | Afloat with PSPS

Spring 1974

Waverley on the slip | What the members think | Bristol Channel | New look on the Humber | Straits of Dover | Kingswear Castle report

Winter 1973

Waverley offered to Society | Charters 1973 | Kingswear Castle report | Right round Lyme Bay, 1923

Autumn 1973

Paddling to Goole | Joint Thames charter | Maid of the Loch | Paddler to steam after six years | Gallant band’s work

Summer 1973

Firth of Clyde | Shot blasting for hull | Distant paddle wheels

Spring 1973

December 2nd 1972 | From the Chairman | To Cherbourg by Balmoral

Winter 1972

Scottish Branch news | London members cruise under sail | News around the coasts | Bristol Channel | Firth of Clyde | Tees

Autumn 1972

From the Chairman | From John Betjeman, Patron PSPS | Happy Birthday Waverley | Humber | Bristol Channel | Blackheath Rally | Paddling to Ormidale

Summer 1972

Fitting resting place for the bell of La Marguerite | Bristol Channel | East Anglia | Firth of Clyde | Paddle tug to open as floating museum

Spring 1972

Society news – Annual draw | Farewell to the ‘Duchess’ | ‘Caley’ heads south | Thames & Medway

Winter 1971

Kingswear Castle – Our great challenge | Full load on the Humber | Paddling round the Isle of Arran | PS Princess Elizabeth | Bristol Channel

Autumn 1971

Historic views from the Isle of Wight | Taming of the Loch Lomond monster for a day | A ship fit for a Queen | Waverley | MacBraynes TS King George V (1926) | Blackheath centenary

Summer 1971

PSPS paddlers for 1971 | Scottish notes | SS Shieldhall | Woody Bay Pier

Spring 1971

Charting our new course | Waverley study group | Scottish notes | Bristol Channel | PS Princess Elizabeth | DEPV Farringford

Winter 1970

The big challenge | The Royal Route retraced | The Humber ferries | PS Ryde | PS Old Caledonia

Autumn 1970

Isle of Wight Charter | The Lundy charter | News from Scotland | PS Kingswear Castle