The Paddle Steamer Preservation Society (PSPS) is Britain's longest established, largest and most successful steamship preservation group.
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 Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company has just published its Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle timetable for 2018.
2018 marks 40 years since Waverley's first visit to the South Coast and Thames in 1978.
The new look Paddle Wheels magazine has now been published. Complimentary copies are now available.
It has been announced that MV Balmoral will not be operating in 2018.
The Draft Minutes of the 30th Annual General Meeting have been published on this web site.
PSPS National Secretary John Anderson stood down on 25 November 2017 after nearly 40 years in the role.
Paul Semple has been appointed as PSPS National Chairman.
Vic Emery OBE has been appointed as Chairman of Waverley Excursions Ltd.
The PSPS AGM is on Saturday 18th November in Cardiff. Following the AGM John Megoran will give a presentation marking 50 years since Kingswear Castle was purchased by the Society.
National Newsletter published to all members.
- There are no events scheduled.