The North of England branch of the PSPS was founded in 1981 by Helen Strachan, who became its first Secretary and remained in that role for some twelve years. At a later stage, due to the spreading membership, it was renamed the North of England & North Wales branch.
The branch has around 225 members, within an area from Berwick-upon-Tweed in the North, down as far as Leicester and the Midlands, coast-to-coast in between, and including Anglesey and the Isle of Man.
The branch usually holds three meetings during the winter months, consisting of talks, film shows and slide presentations by a variety of speakers, generally on Saturday afternoons. Meetings on the East side of the Pennines are normally held in York; on the West side, recent locations have included Liverpool, Stockport, Manchester and Bury. Wherever possible, we hold our meetings at museums or other locations potentially of interest to the vintage transport enthusiast.
Join the PSPS today and enjoy the many benefits of the Society by clicking here. If you have any questions about the North of England & North Wales Branch please feel free to contact the Branch Secretary below.
A picture report on Waverley’s recent dry docking.
A further update from the DSRRB Company, which runs Kingswear Castle on our behalf, in relation to coronavirus.
Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company's statement relating to coronavirus.
Paddle steamer enthusiasts may be interested in reading about and supporting the ongoing restoration of PS Curlip II in Australia.
It is not just Waverley that is receiving some off-season TLC, the Waverley Excursions website has received a fresh new look.
An update on Waverley’s boiler refit.
Earlier this week a funnelless Waverley entered dry dock at Greenock.
The first progress report on Waverley’s boiler refit.
Progress towards Waverley's return to service has visibly taken a major step forward with the removal of both her funnels.
On Tuesday 14th January Waverley was towed from her berth in Glasgow downriver to Dales Marine Services shipyard in Greenock in preparation for her £2.3 million boiler refit.
A look back to Waverley's re-boilering in 2000 to consider what is to come in 2020.
Hamish is now settling in to his new home having raised £251 towards the Waverley Boiler Refit Appeal.
The fundraising appeal to save Waverley has reached its £2.3 million target after just seven months.
Paddle Steamer Waverley is now registered for both Amazon Smile and Easyfundraising. So whilst you shop online you can also raise money for Waverley.
A progress update from Waverley Excursions Ltd. on the manufacture of Waverley's two new boilers.
- There are no branch events scheduled.