A registered charity founded in 1959, we have about 2,500 members and through our associated charitable companies we operate the only two working paddle steamers in Great Britain; PS Waverley and PS Kingswear Castle.
Without the PSPS there would no longer be the opportunity to sail on a Paddle Steamer in Great Britain.
Our aims are:
- to preserve paddle steamers in sailing condition;
- to educate the public in the historic significance of paddle steamers in the Nation's maritime and industrial heritage;
- to acquire, preserve and exhibit a collection of equipment and material associated with paddle steamers.
We have five branches covering all of Great Britain. Each branch organises regular talks, social and special events throughout the year. Please click on a branch below for more information.
- Bristol Channel Branch
- London & Home Counties Branch
- North of England & North Wales Branch
- Scottish Branch
- Wessex & Dart Branch
The PSPS collection continues to expand with over 50,000 items. The Society holds the largest collection of materials related to Paddle Steamers including postcards, sailing bills, books, souvenirs and fittings from much loved steamers of the past. We welcome further donations to enhance our collection. Please contact the Society's Archive Trustee in the first instance.
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.
A grant of £82,592 has been paid to WSN to fund more work done as a part of the 2018/2019 refit.
Unfortunately we are unable to offer a charter this Friday evening to view Queen Mary heading upriver to Glasgow.
The official launch of the £2.3m 'Save the Waverley - Boiler Refit Appeal' took place at Waverley's Glasgow berth at noon on Saturday 15th June.
Waverley Excursions has announced that 'Save The Waverley - Boiler Refit Appeal' will be launched on Saturday 15th June.
Kingswear Castle was presented with her SW Regional Flagship of the Year pennant by National Historic Ships UK on Thursday 30th May.
Thursday 30th May will be the first day KC flies her new pennant as National Historic Ships SW Regional Flagship of the Year.
The PSPS has agreed an immediate cash injection of over £170,000 to fund the recent dry docking.
Waverley's General Manager and Maid of the Loch's Chairman attended a function aboard the preserved steam tug/tender Daniel Adamson.