Tag: Obituary

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

Brian Jackson 1943 – 2020

Brian Jackson, one of the last remaining crew members of a Cosens’ paddle steamer, has died.

Bill Prynne 1925-2020

Bill Prynne, who died aged 94 on Saturday 11th April, was PSPS Chairman for two stints, firstly for part of 1963 and then again from 1967 to 1976.

Ian McCrorie MBE

The PSPS were saddened to learn of the passing of Ian McCrorie MBE.

Alan Robinson

It is with deep regret that we announce the peaceful death of our Founder and President, Professor Alan Robinson on 29 August 2019, aged 99 years.

Bill Hedges Obituary

Sorry to have to report the death of long term Kingswear Castle supporter Bill Hedges.

Dr Joe McKendrick – A Tribute

It was a sombre Waverley which lay at Ayr Harbour on the morning of Tuesday 21th August with her red ensign at half mast. After a very heavy downpour Waverley left Ayr at 10am with three long blasts given as she started her last scheduled Ayr to Long Goil cruise for summer 2012. Shortly after Waverley had cleared…
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Dr Joe McKendrick – An Obituary

It is with the deepest regret and a very heavy heart that I have to intimate the passing of one of the greatest of PS Waverley’s supporters over the past 30 years.

Ken Angell – An Obituary

Writing an obituary for a friend and former workmate is never easy. Having to write obituaries for two is particularly sad, yet having scarcely finished John Lees’ obituary I learned that Ken Angell had also passed away. Ach…

"Big John" – My Obituary to John Lees by Jim Harrison

A personal obituary to “Big John” Lees by Jim Harrison.

John Lees – An Obituary

It was with great sadness that I learned this week that John Lees, Waverley’s Donkeyman of many years, passed away last week.

David Hunter Morrison – Obituary

It is with great regret and sadness that we have to record the death of another stalwart supporter of the preserved excursion vessels PS Waverley and MV Balmoral.