Category: Reflections

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.

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.

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.

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.