Tag: Pictures of the Month

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

Day Trips from Bournemouth 1953

What sort of day trips were offered by the paddle steamers running from Bournemouth in the summer of 1953?

August 1956 Bournemouth Queen

What was the Bournemouth Queen doing in August 1956?

Sailings from Brighton 1948

For the 1948 summer season P & A Campbell rostered two of their steamers to be based on the Sussex Coast.

Crested Eagle

What have the Woolwich ferries Squires, Gordon, Will Crooks and John Benn, the Southern Railway’s Freshwater and the GSN’s Crested Eagle all got in common?

Paddle Steamer Captain John Hayward

Captain John Hayward’s career on Cunard liners, ocean salvage vessels and a paddle steamer.

8th December 1949 Embassy

Why was Embassy in steam in December 1949?

Weymouth’s Seven Mile Paddle Steamer Trips

What was the secret of the success of local paddle steamer trips from Weymouth?

Captain Kuno Stein Retires

Captain Kuno Stein, who will be known to many PSPS members, has retired as a Lake Lucerne paddle steamer captain.

Southwold Belle

Find out a little more about Southwold Belle and the “Belle” fleet.

Swanage Queen’s 1961 Season

How did Swanage Queen get on at Bournemouth in 1961 and what was her legacy?

4th July 1968 Ryde

Ryde ran a special cruise from Southsea to meet round the world yachtsman Alec Rose in 1968.

More Paddle Steamers Please

If the Swiss can do it why can’t we?

21st October 2018 Stadt Luzern

Capt Kuno Stein welcomes passengers aboard Stadt Luzern at Fluelen on his last sailing as a paddle steamer captain and Stadt Luzern’s last trip before a major rebuild.

Wingfield Castle Update

Hartlepool Borough Council launch a new conservation plan for Wingfield Castle.

11th June 2018 Diessen

A trip on the paddler Diessen on the Ammersee near Munich.

13th July 1947 Princess Elizabeth

Most often associated with the Southampton to Cowes ferry and pottering about in the Solent, the Lizzie hit excursion peaks just after the Second World War.

Last Clyde Season of the ‘Jeanie Deans’

Fifty summers ago, in 1964, there were still four paddle steamers operating on the Clyde, the Jeanie Deans, Waverley, Caledonia and Talisman.