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.
Hamish, a much-travelled Waverley supporter and genuine Steiff bear, has offered himself for auction to raise funds for the Waverley Boiler Appeal.
Rotate, zoom and view a 3D model of Waverley's original 1947 boiler.
The Waverley Boiler Refit Appeal is within £100,000 of the appeal target of £2.3m.
The aroma of steam and hot oil is once again to be savoured by all who go aboard the last paddle steamer built in Scotland.
Captain Kuno Stein, who will be known to many PSPS members, has retired as a Lake Lucerne paddle steamer captain.
Over 60 members attended our Annual General Meeting in Southampton on the very wet Saturday afternoon of 26 October.
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.
In November 1937 Red Funnel's Mauretania ex Queen was renamed Corfe Castle.
Thursday 17th November 1966 was Talisman's last day in service.
On Monday 11th November 1963 Caledonia came close to being blown ashore on the rocks off Millport after damaging her port paddle wheel.
The breaking up of Red Funnel's Solent Queen commenced at the yard of T W Ward at Grays in Essex in November 1948.
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.
Dec 7 SaturdayWessex & Dart Branch Christmas Lunch followed by “Solent Sunset 1946-1969” – Brian JacksonThe SuncliffBournemouthEnjoy a sociable lunch followed by an illustrated talk by Brian Jackson 'Solent Sunset 1946-1969'.
Dec 14 SaturdayChristmas Social followed by “Channel Images” – Chris JonesCardiff Holiday InnCardiffChristmas social gathering followed by PSPS Member Chris Jones who will share some of his superb photographs of Waverley, Balmoral and other Bristol Channel shipping.
Jan 25 Saturday“Clevedon Pier” – Abbie EdbrookeMV Balmoral, The Mardyke WharfBristolAbbie Edbrooke from the Clevedon Pier & Heritage Trust will give an illustrated talk about the history of this beautiful pier and recent developments. Note: MV Balmoral is likely to be berthed at The Mardyke Wharf rather than M Shed. Click through for more information.
Feb 1 SaturdayBranch AGM followed by “Sailing is Only Half the Fun!” – Ashley GillThe Holiday InnSouthamptonBranch AGM followed by an illustrated talk presented by Ashley Gill looking back over 30 years as a volunteer working on refits of a variety of steamers including Waverley, Balmoral, Medway Queen, Ryde and Southsea.
Feb 15 SaturdayBranch AGM followed by “The PSPS Collection” – David GreenCivil Service ClubLondonBranch AGM followed by a talk by PSPS Archivist David Green about some of the wonderful items in the PSPS Collection.