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.
Progress towards Waverley's return to service has visibly taken a major step forward with the removal of both her funnels.
The PSPS Scottish Branch has made a £2,000 contribution towards the cost of refurbishing Maid of the Loch's forward dining saloon.
On Tuesday 14th January Waverley was towed from her berth in Glasgow downriver to Dales Marine Services shipyard in Greenock in preparation for her £2.3 million boiler refit.
A look back to Waverley's re-boilering in 2000 to consider what is to come in 2020.
Hamish is now settling in to his new home having raised £251 towards the Waverley Boiler Refit Appeal.
The fundraising appeal to save Waverley has reached its £2.3 million target after just seven months.
Paddle Steamer Waverley is now registered for both Amazon Smile and Easyfundraising. So whilst you shop online you can also raise money for Waverley.
A progress update from Waverley Excursions Ltd. on the manufacture of Waverley's two new boilers.
PSPS members can take advantage of exclusive multiple cruise discounts by purchasing Sailing Passes and/or Go Anywhere Vouchers for Waverley's 2020 season.
The PSPS were saddened to learn of the passing of Ian McCrorie MBE.
Emperor of India at sea passing Dover under tow from Weymouth to Belgium for breaking up.
On Thursday 22nd January 1953 Victoria left Weymouth for the last time for the scrapyard at Southampton.
On Saturday 19th January 1963, Tattershall Castle broke free from her Humber moorings in a storm.
Why was Embassy in steam in December 1949?
Friday 26h December 1902 was the first day of a new winter paddle steamer service between Bournemouth and Swanage.
On 10th December 1937 Cosens signed the Bill of Sale to buy the Duke of Devonshire.
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.
- 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.
- Mar 21 Saturday“A Challenging Year with Waverley” – Paul SempleMV Balmoral, The Mardyke WharfBristolPaul Semple shares his experience of the past year as General Manager of Waverley. Note: MV Balmoral is likely to be berthed at The Mardyke Wharf rather than M Shed. Click through for more information.
- Apr 4 SaturdayArchive Film Show from the Collection of Phil FrickerEast Cowes Town HallIsle of WightFeaturing highlights from the collection of the late Phil Fricker from West Cowes taken in the 1960s and P & A Campbell’s film from the 1950s.