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 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 - 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.
Over £1,600 was raised for Waverley's Boiler Refit Appeal on the Solent Scene cruise.
Waverley Excursions today issued a press release confirming that two new boilers have been ordered for Waverley however there is still much to do.
Recapping Waverley's 1981 Re-Boilering.
Southsea and Whippingham scheduled to run long afternoon cruises from Portsmouth and Southsea, one steaming around the Isle of Wight and the other sailing on to Bournemouth.
What were these two paddle steamers scheduled to do on Sunday 11th September 1932?
The first ever PSPS Charter.
Medway Queen's last day in service.
What were Queen of Southend and Essex Queen scheduled to do on Monday 6th September 1937?
Find out a little more about Southwold Belle and the "Belle" fleet.
Two different paddle steamers in Lulworth Cove and visits to a warship.
Victoria scheduled for a trip from Weymouth to West Bay, Lyme Regis and Seaton.
Bournemouth Queen's last day in service.
Monarch rescues two almost naked men from a dinghy called Dumbo off the Old Harry Rocks in Poole Bay.
Oct 5 SaturdayBuffet Lunch Followed by “The making of the Diamond Jubilee Film” – David ElleryRoyal Dart Yacht ClubKingswearA buffet lunch followed by a talk on the making of the PSPS Diamond Jubilee Film, titled 'The last British Paddle Steamers and the people who saved them'. The buffet lunch costs £10 per head and must be booked in advance before 2nd October.
Oct 18 FridayPSPS Anniversary Evening “Ships Connected with the Society” – Iain QuinnRenfield St Stephen's Church CentreGlasgowIain Quinn marks the 60th Anniversary of PSPS with an illustrated review of the ships connected with the Society during its 60 years.
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“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 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 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.