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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Jan 25 SaturdayCCA – Loch Katrine CruiseTrossachs PierCallanderAs a precursor to the evening Waverley Appeal Dinner, the Coastal Cruising Association are chartering Lady of the Lake for a cruise on Loch Katrine with an optional coach connection from Helensburgh Station. All are welcome.
- 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.