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
A statement issued on behalf of Waverley Steam Navigation Co Ltd.
The Scottish Government has confirmed £950,000 support for Maid of the Loch restoration.
The minutes of the meeting, which was held in York on 24 November 2018, have now been published.
The stern wheeler Delta Queen is set to return to service after an exemption renewal.
Vevey remains in service offering trips on Fridays and Sundays into December.
The 2018 AGM takes place on Saturday 17th November.
On Monday 29th October Stadt Luzern's outgoing Captain Kuno Stein and her new master Roger Maurer spent the day clearing the ship's bridge and office.
There is now a sufficient rise of water level on the Elbe at Dresden for the paddlers to sail in Saxon Switzerland today.
Capt Kuno Stein welcomes passengers aboard Stadt Luzern at Fluelen on his last sailing as a paddle steamer captain and Stadt Luzern's last trip before a major rebuild.
Low river water levels on the Elbe at Dresden continue to cause havoc with the timetables for the paddle steamers there.
The PSPS 2019 Calendar is on sale now.
If you want a last trip on Stadt Luzern before she is withdrawn, you'll have to get your skates on.
The latest 'Paddle Wheels' magazine is available to all new PSPS members - join today!...
Hartlepool Borough Council launch a new conservation plan for Wingfield Castle.
A statement from Paul Semple, PSPS National Chairman, on Maid of the Loch.
North of England & North Wales BranchThe Royal Charter, wrecked Moelfre, Anglesey, 26th October 1859Liverpool Seafarers CentreSeaforthPresentation by ship historian and diver, Peter Day.
North of England & North Wales BranchBranch AGM followed by “QE2 – The Last Clyde Cunarder”Premier InnYorkYour chance to question the Branch Committee followed by a talk by Paul Strathdee.