To commemorate this auspicious occasion, two publications have been crafted to tell our story, one a hardback book and the other a DVD. Contributions from many members have been carefully collated to produce worthy souvenirs of our Diamond Anniversary.
All proceeds from sales will be passed to the Waverley Boiler Refit Appeal.
It will take place in Southampton on 26 October. This post gives details of changes to train and ferry travel.
Waverley's Boiler Refit Appeal has now raised over £2 million.
The Scottish Government have announced £1m funding for Waverley.
The Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle Trust has made a donation to the PSPS for the Waverley Boiler Refit Appeal.
The trailer for the new DVD marking 60 years of the Society that saved the last of Britain's paddle steamers.
The latest Appeal news for Waverley; the total raised reaches £850,000.
To commemorate the Society's Diamond Anniversary, two new publications have been crafted to tell our story, a hardback book and a DVD.
The PSPS has made a grant of £150,000 to Waverley's Boiler Refit Appeal.
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.
On Thursday 1st August 2019 the PSPS Scottish Branch were honoured at a Civic Reception in Glasgow City Chambers hosted by The Rt Hon The Lord Provost Councillor Eva Bolander.
On Monday 18th October 1920 P & A Campbell's Britannia entered the yard of A & J Inglis in Glasgow to have a new boiler fitted.
On 11th October 1961 Lyme Regis Council met to discuss what to do about damage to their harbour allegedly caused by Princess Elizabeth that season.
P & A Campbell's Waverley takes advantage of Early Closing Day.
Members of the PSPS Wessex Branch take a trip around Portsmouth Harbour on the Paddle Tug Grinder.
Embassy's last scheduled day in service in 1953.
On the morning tide on Tuesday 29th September Jeanie Deans crossed from Craigendoran to lay up in the Albert Harbour, Greenock.
Last day in passenger service of P & A Campbell's Britannia.
Last day of the 1955 season for the Consul.
Kingswear Castle's first ever trip from Strood through the Swale to Whitstable.
Last trip of the 1964 season for Princess Elizabeth from the Weymouth Pleasure Pier through the Town Bridge to her winter lay-up berth in the Backwater.
Oct 26 SaturdayDunoon Boiler Refit Appeal EventQueen's HallDunoonWaverley souvenirs and postcards will be on sale throughout the day plus there is an opportunity to admire John McNulty's model of Paddle Steamers Jeanie Deans and Duchess of Hamilton. In addition, Iain Quinn will present a morning and afternoon illustrated talk on "Paddle Steamer Waverley and the Craigendoran Steamers."
Nov 14 Thursday“Paddle Steamer Waverley and the Craigendoran Steamers” – Iain QuinnThe Commodore InnHelensburghAn evening presentation supported by The Commodore Inn. Entry to the presentation costs £5 with all proceeds going to the Boiler Refit Appeal.
Nov 16 Saturday“The Pioneering Roots of the PSPS – A Personal Perspective of a Southampton Schoolboy” – Peter LambThe SuncliffBournemouthTo mark the Diamond Jubilee Year, long standing member Peter Lamb shares his knowledge of how the society was formed and how it developed in its early years.
Nov 16 Saturday“PS Waverley and the Craigendoran Steamers” – Iain QuinnYork Railway InstituteYorkPresentation by Iain Quinn at the 'The Waiting Room', York Railway Institute. Note this is a change of venue from that published in Paddle Wheels.
Nov 23 SaturdayWaverley Boiler Refit Appeal Event – InverarayThe Inveraray InnInveraraySteamer display with the opportunity to purchase Waverley souvenirs, Christmas stocking fillers and to admire John McNulty's Paddle Steamer models. Entry is free. Talk by Iain Quinn on "Inveraray Pier and Steamers" at 1.45pm, admission is £5. All proceeds go to the Boiler Refit Appeal.