The Bristol Channel Branch covers the whole of the Bristol Channel. The membership, of about 400, is drawn from the South and West Midlands, South Wales and the West Country.
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- Branch Secretary: John Spears, 84 Heath Park Drive, Heath, Cardiff, CF14 3QL
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Rotate, zoom and view a 3D model of Waverley's original 1947 boiler.
The Waverley Boiler Refit Appeal is within £100,000 of the appeal target of £2.3m.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Mar 21 Saturday“A Challenging Year with Waverley” – Paul SempleMV Balmoral, The Mardyke WharfBristolPaul Semple shares his experience of the past year as General Manager of Waverley. Note: MV Balmoral is likely to be berthed at The Mardyke Wharf rather than M Shed. Click through for more information.
Apr 25 SaturdayBranch AGM followed by “PSPS Archive Film Show” – Richard TurnerCardiff Holiday InnCardiffRichard Turner will entertain us with a selection of archive films from the PSPS Collection including new material which has come to light over the past year. Not to be missed.