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.
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.
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.
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.
Last day in passenger service of P & A Campbell's Britannia.
Nov 18 MondayWSS “Sixty Years of the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society” – Iain QuinnEdinburgh Cine & Video SocietyEdinburghIain Quinn presents a talk on Sixty Years of the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society to the World Ship Society, Firth of Forth Branch. The event is free and all are welcome.
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.
Nov 27 WednesdaySupper followed by “PS Waverley & Clyde Steamers” – Iain QuinnPuffers CafeIrvineAn optional supper precedes an illustrated talk by author Iain Quinn covering the period from the 1930s to the 1960s and the most famous of the Clyde steamers. Tickets for the supper and talk cost £12 per person, or £5 for the talk only. Part of the proceeds will go to Waverley Boiler Refit Appeal.
Nov 30 Saturday“Memories of the Early Days of PSPS” – Peter LambMV Balmoral, The Mardyke WharfBristolPeter Lamb's highly entertaining talk about the memorable moments and characters from the 1960s and 70s. Note: MV Balmoral is berthed at The Mardyke Wharf rather than M Shed. Click through for more information.
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.