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 at the National Railway Museum 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.
- Branch Secretary: Helen Strachan, 38 Bogs Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 4EB
- Contact the North of England & North Wales Branch Secretary
The 16th June 2018 marks 71 years since Waverley's maiden voyage.
Some pictures of one of the 'Rocket' steamers still operating in Bangladesh.
PS Monarch was recently chartered to the Wessex & Dart Branch for a trip from Wareham.
Kingswear Castle enjoys a sunny sail down the Dart last weekend.
Most often associated with the Southampton to Cowes ferry and pottering about in the Solent, the Lizzie hit excursion peaks just after the Second World War.
Kingswear Castle has successfully completed her final running trials and had the Passenger Certificates renewed.
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Waverley’s 2018 Season begins on Friday 25th May. Here is a preview video of what’s to come.
PSPS pledges £50,000 to Maid of the Loch to help return the Paddle Steamer to service on Loch Lomond.
An interview with Waverley's first Master, Captain John E Cameron D.S.C., where he describes the sinking of the 1899 Waverley at Dunkirk in May 1940.
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.
NationalPSPS Annual General Meeting 2018Principal HotelYorkNotice is hereby given that the thirty first Annual General Meeting of the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society will be held in the Crown Room at the Principal Hotel, Station Road, York YO24 1AA at 1.30pm on Saturday 17th November 2018, followed by a presentation of 'Clyde Steamers in the 1960s', by Iain Quinn.