Tag: Kingswear Castle

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

Kingswear Castle Update

Kingswear Castle season now set to end on Tuesday 29th September.

21st September 1985 Kingswear Castle

Kingswear Castle’s first ever trip from Strood through the Swale to Whitstable.

19th September 1959 River Dart Paddle Steamers

What were the River Dart paddle steamers Compton Castle, Kingswear Castle and Totnes Castle doing on this day?

28th August 1967 Kingswear Castle

On Monday 28th August 1967 Kingswear Castle arrived under tow at Binfield on the Isle of Wight on charter to the Ridett brothers who then owned Medway Queen.

Take a Trip on Kingswear Castle

Kingswear Castle is now running harbour cruises from Dartmouth every day except Fridays at 12 noon, 1.30pm & 3pm.

News Update KC 6th July 2020

Kingswear Castle returned to service Monday 6th July 2020 running harbour cruises from Dartmouth.

Kingswear Castle Update

On Friday 3rd July a surveyor was aboard to test Kingswear Castle’s two boiler safety valves.

Kingswear Castle Update

Kingswear Castle is set to return to service on Monday 6th July taking the 12 noon harbour cruise from Dartmouth.

Kingswear Castle Refit Restarted.

Work has started again on completing Kingswear Castle’s refit.

Dartmouth Update

Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company’s statement relating to coronavirus.

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

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…

Autumn 1993

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

Spring 1993

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

Winter 1992

Waverley dominates Carradale harbour | Royal Lady | KC moors alongside Medway Queen | And 50 years ago…

Summer 1992

£300,000 must be raised by 1995 to keep Waverley and Kingswear Castle sailing | New looks for Waverley and Balmoral | Maid of the Loch’s future again in doubt | Roddy McIsaac – Bosun, Waverley | KC report | And 50 years ago…

Spring 1992

Russell – take a bow! | Captains’ Club | New propellers for Balmoral | KC heard but not seen | Work on Ryde’s hull | Medway Queen report | Waverley winter activity | And 50 years ago…

Winter 1991

Premature end to Waverley’s 1991 season | KC report – Aylesford trip proves popular | Medway Queen | Mr. SC Smith-Cox | Balmoral to Liverpool | And 50 years ago…

Autumn 1991

Ryde’s uncertain future | 50 year wait ends! | Parisienne Princess | Nick Knight’s fine work recalled | My trip to the Scillies with Balmoral | Kingswear Castle report | And 50 years ago…

Summer 1991

The paddle wheel history | Superb day out | Medway hosts four paddlers | A day in the life of KC | Snowbound Medway Queen | And 50 years ago…

Spring 1991

A Vice President’s notebook | Waverley’s wheels | November novelty! | Piers in the picture | Paddler pot pourri | And 50 years ago…

Winter 1990

Waverley present as QE2 makes triumphant return | Basil’s surprise, surprise! | So near but yet so far | Maid of the Loch and Countess Fiona sold | Teddy bears ahoy | And 50 years ago…

Spring 1990

Scottish Branch celebrates | Obituary – Nicholas Knight | Waverley diary | Come in number 65! | And 50 years ago…

Winter 1989

Bristol Channel highlights | South East | Up-river exploration | Restoration plan for Maid of the Loch | Memorable celebration | A Vice President’s notebook | And 50 years ago…

Autumn 1989

Clevedon Pier re-opened | Southend Pier’s centenary | Pilgrimage to Medway Queen | Prospects for a record season | Balmoral at Yarmouth Pier | And 50 years ago…

Winter 1988

Review 1988 | Paddle steamer room opens | And 50 years ago…

Autumn 1988

Bristol Channel highlights | Pleasure cruising from East Sussex | Up the creek without paddles | And 50 years ago…

Summer 1988

Chairman’s comments | Bristol Channel Branch | Scottish Branch | Waverley back in service | Promoting Kingswear Castle | Medway Queen | And 50 years ago…

Spring 1988

Vintage bus to vintage steamer | Medway Queen on the move | Princess Elizabeth for Paris | Queen Mary dry docked at Chatham | Eileen Pritchard – PSPS member No. 1 | Our Society by another name | And 50 years ago…