Category: Features

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

Autumn 1962

Visit to Medway Queen | Portsmouth paddlers | PS Swanage Queen | Clyde steamers | River Dart steamers

Summer 1962

Humber ferry vessels | Weymouth Company move house | Clyde notes | White Funnel steamer notes | Controversy in Switzerland

Spring 1962

River Dart Steamboat Company | White Funnel steamer report | London & Home Counties Branch news | Bristol Channel Branch news | Clyde notes & news | Neyland ferry report | Torbay Steamers Ltd.

Winter 1961

Wessex Branch inaugural meeting | London & Home Counties Branch visit Woolwich | White Funnel fleet | Clyde paddlers | Embassy Golden Jubilee | Torbay steamers | Swanage Queen for sale

Autumn 1961

Whit Monday excursion | Dart visit | News from the Clyde | London & Home Counties Branch | Paddle Tug John H Amos | Torbay steamers

Summer 1961

London & Home Counties Branch formed | Portsmouth paddlers | Cosen’s depleted fleet | Clyde Easter sailings | Sussex Queen

Spring 1961

Steadily increasing membership | Bristol Branch formed | Caledonia still in commission | Campbell fleet now three | Medway Queen’s season | Monarch to be scrapped

Winter 1960

Royal occasion | Laid up on the River Dart | John Betjeman becomes patron | Clyde paddle steamers

Autumn 1960

Still a future for Portsmouth Paddlers | Clyde fleet busy | First PSPS outing

Summer 1960

The first edition of Paddle Wheels | Skipper swop for Cosens | White Funnel news | Torbay steamers overcome opposition

A Look Back to the 1989 Season

A look back at the 1989 season when over 300,000 passenger journeys were made on Waverley and Balmoral.

Princess Elizabeth – The Final “Princess” Paddler!

A review of PS Princess Elizabeth’s 91 year career to date by PSPS member Peter Lamb.

Paddling on at 80 – PS Lepcha of 1938

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

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.

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.

PS Waverley & Dunkirk – In the Words of Captain John E Cameron DSC

An interview with Waverley’s first Master, Captain John E Cameron DSC., where he describes the sinking of the 1899 Waverley at Dunkirk in May 1940.

A Memorable Weekend with Bristol Queen

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