The North of England branch of the PSPS was founded in 1981 by Helen Strachan, who became its first Secretary and remained in that role for some twelve years. At a later stage, due to the spreading membership, it was renamed the North of England & North Wales branch.
The branch has around 225 members, within an area from Berwick-upon-Tweed in the North, down as far as Leicester and the Midlands, coast-to-coast in between, and including Anglesey and the Isle of Man.
The branch usually holds three meetings during the winter months, consisting of talks, film shows and slide presentations by a variety of speakers, generally on Saturday afternoons. Meetings on the East side of the Pennines are normally held at the National Railway Museum in York; on the West side, recent locations have included Liverpool, Stockport, Manchester and Bury. Wherever possible, we hold our meetings at museums or other locations potentially of interest to the vintage transport enthusiast.
Join the PSPS today and enjoy the many benefits of the Society by clicking here. If you have any questions about the North of England & North Wales Branch please feel free to contact the Branch Secretary below.
- Branch Secretary: Helen Strachan, 38 Bogs Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 4EB
- Contact the North of England & North Wales Branch Secretary
PSPS Vice President Douglas McGowan describes in his own words his visit to Buckingham Palace to receive his MBE.
A tiny crack previously repaired on the casting of Kingswear Castle's low pressure cylinder re-appeared last season. It was decided to start on a rebuild of KC's engine.
Waverley Excursions have announced the 2017 timetables for Scotland (Spring & Western Isles), Liverpool & Llandudno, South Coast and the Thames.
The Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company has just published the 2017 timetable for the Society's coal-fired river paddler, Kingswear Castle.
Warmest congratulations to PSPS Vice President Douglas McGowan on the award of an MBE in the New Year's Honours List 'for services to PS Waverley and to charity.
Minutes of the 29th Annual General Meeting of the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society held at 14:00 on 19th November 2016 on board PS Maid of the Loch at Balloch.
Brief update on the Annual General Meeting held aboard P.S. Maid of the Loch on 19th November.
The Clyde River Steamer Club's website features an article by Robin Copland who was astonished by the richness of the 'Kingswear Castle experience'.
Waverley was launched 70 years ago on Wednesday 2nd October 1946.
Once again Graham Shankland, Finance Director and accountant to Waverley Steam Navigation and Waverley Excursions Ltd, has prepared a summary financial statement for the last financial year.
A river cruise offers an unexpected opportunity to see two German paddlers.
John Megoran, skipper of Kingswear Castle for 27 years, needs no introduction to PSPS members. His new book 'British Paddle Steamers: The Heyday of Excursions and Day Trips' is published today.
John Megoran, Captain of the P.S. Kingswear Castle for 27 years, has submitted a few pictures of the Daniel Adamson, which he took back in May whilst in Liverpool.
A new guidebook for Waverley's Clyde sailings has been produced by the PSPS Scottish Branch. It Is now available for sale on the ship or by post.
With 2015/16 winter maintenance almost complete, Waverley left the Garvel dry dock at Greenock on 10th May.