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PSPS Office Bearers from Inauguration to Date

Contents

This page lists PSPS Office Bearers from the Society's inauguration in 1959 up to the present day.

The very first PSPS member was Mrs Eileen Pritchard who had a large influence on paddle steamer preservation in the 1960s.

 

President

Date Name Notes
1962 – present Professor A R Robinson  

 

Vice President

Date Name Notes
1968 – 1989 Nick Knight  
1976 – present W G Prynne  
1988 – present Nigel Coombes  
1999 – present J T Sylvester  
2004 – present Nick James  
2004 – present Douglas McGowan MBE  
2017 – present John Anderson  

 

Chairman

Date Name Notes
1959 – 1962 Professor A R Robinson Until November 1962
1962 – 1963 J D Potter Resigned May 1963
1963 Bill Prynne Caretaker role until November 1963
1963 – 1967 Nick Knight  
1967 – 1976 Bill Prynne  
1976 Alan Peake Resigned due to ill health
1976 – 1980 Victor Gray  
1980 – 1982 Douglas McGowan  
1982 – 1988 Nigel Coombes  
1988 – 1991 Jeremy Gold  
1991 – 2004 Nick James  
2004 – 2012 Myra Allen  
2012 – 2013 Douglas McGowan  
2013 – 2017 Iain Dewar  
2017 – present Paul Semple  

 

Vice Chairman

Date Name Notes
1959 – 1962 Captain L G H Thomas  
1962 – 1963 Peter Southcombe Until May 1963
1964 - 1965 Victor Gray Acting Vice Chairman. Also Membership Secretary
1965 - 1967 D V Wainwright  
1967 – 1976 John Millar  
1976 – 1980 Douglas McGowan  
1980 – 1981 Victor Gray  
1981 – 1982 Nigel Coombes  
1982 – 1991 Douglas McGowan  
1991 – 1994 Jeremy Gold  
1994 – 2001 Graham Hand  
2001 – 2004 Myra Allen  
2004 – 2007 Alex Lewis  
2008 – 2012 David Haddleton  
2013 – 2016 Jeremy Gold  
2016 – 2017 Paul Semple  
2017 – present Gordon Wilson  

 

National Secretary

Date Name Notes
1959 Tony McGinnity Resigned due to ill health
1959 – 1960 Bernard Cox Acting National Secretary. Also Assistant Secretary
1960 – 1962 Victor Gray  
1962 – 1964 T G Cadman Resigned May 1964
1964 – 1968 W Blakeney  
1968 – 1972 Christopher J M Phillips  
1972 – 1975 Iain MacLeod  
1975 – 1979 Mike Hodges  
1979 – 2017 John Anderson  
2017 – present Angela Johnston  

 

Assistant Secretary

Date Name Notes
1959 - ? Bernard Cox  
1962 – 1968 V F Burrell  
1968 - ? D K Jones  

 

Treasurer

Date Name Notes
1959 – 1959 Tony McGinnity Acting Treasurer. Also Secretary and Editor
1960 – 1961 E T Y Randle  
1961 – 1962 V F Burrell  
1962 – 1964 D L Dougan  
1965 – 1975 Victor Gray  
1975 – 1980 Iain MacLeod  
1980 – present Martin Longhurst  

 

Membership Secretary

Date Name Notes
1962 – 1965 Victor Gray Subscriptions Secretary
1965 – 1969 A P Clark  
1969 – 1980 David Swaffield  
1980 – 1983 John M Beveridge  
1983 A W McRobb  
1983 – 1993 Clem Robb  
1993 – 2000 Vacant  
2000 – 2009 Brian Whitmore  
2009 John Anderson Temporary
2009 – 2013 Jon Joliffe  
2013 – 2015 Vacant  
2015 – 2018 Jon Joliffe  
2018 - present Gordon Wilson  

 

Subscriptions Officer / Subscriptions Secretary

Date Name Notes
1975 – 1976 Victor Gray Subscriptions Officer
1976 – 1980 G A Lewis Subscriptions Officer
1980 – 1988 P M Reid Subscriptions Secretary
1988 – 1989 Leslie Brown Subscriptions Secretary
1989 – 2000 Mrs G Anderson Subscriptions Secretary

 

Editor

Date Name Notes
1959 – 1961 Tony McGinnity Resigned 1961. Also Secretary and Treasurer
1961 – 1962 J H P Ellis  
1963 – 1965 J H Stay  
1965 – 1966 Dr Duncan Egdell  
1966 – 1978 Russell Plummer PW27 – 74
1979 – 1980 Iain MacLeod
Russell Plummer
Editor PW75 – 80
Layout & Design. PW75 – 80
1981 – 1992 Russell Plummer PW81 – 126
1992 – present Myra Allen PW127 onwards

 

Other Postholders

Date Name Notes
1960 – 1975 D L Dougan Auditor
1960 - ? Capt. LGH Thomas Records Officer
1962 - ? E A Peacock Auditor
1961 - ? Bernard Cox Curator
1979 Basil Craggs Sales Officer
1980 - ? Dr Joe McKendrick Sales Officer
1994 – 2014 Andrew Gladwell Museum Officer; then Collections Officer from 2004
2010 – 2011 Malcolm Palmer PR & Promotions Officer
2014 – present David Green Archivist
2014 – present David Green Data Controller

 

Patron

Date Name Notes
1960 – 1984 Sir John Betjeman  
2016 – present Timothy West CBE &
Prunella Scales CBE
 

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