Position within Council
Richard has been a PSPS member since 1963, has been a member of Council for previous periods and has served as volunteer seaman and shop keeper on board Waverley and Balmoral.
He has a deep fascination for historical research and is author of a number of books on British paddle steamers, as well as contributing articles to ‘Paddle Wheels’ and other maritime journals.
His involvement with the PSPS Archive is a natural extension of this historical interest, and he is keen to see the archive develop into the largest, best-known and most accessible repository for paddle steamer material in the UK.
Other Society Positions/Responsibilities
- Member, PSPS Archive Committee
- Trustee, Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle Trust