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
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Hartlepool Borough Council launch a new conservation plan for Wingfield Castle.
Empress at the movies.
A statement from Paul Semple, PSPS National Chairman, on Maid of the Loch.
A statement from John Beveridge, Chairman of Loch Lomond Steamship Company, in response to the the Heritage Lottery Fund's decision not to grant funds to the Maid of the Loch.
A new DVD "Waverley on London's River" is now on sale.
PS Embassy’s last scheduled trips of the 1963 season did not quite go to plan.
Anyone out there want to buy a paddle steamer? The paddle steamer Monarch is up for sale at an initial asking price of £75K.
Friends of the Maritime Heritage Trust are visiting Hartlepool Maritime Museum and HMS Trincomalee 23rd on Sunday and the maritime archive and Wingfield Castle on Monday 24th September.
Kingswear Castle made her last trip of the 2018 season between Dartmouth and Totnes on 18th September.
Thank you to the Wessex Branch for supporting Waverley during her visit.
Princess Elizabeth's last trip of the season from Torquay to Lyme Regis on 15th September 1960.
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 rare archive film, 1930s to 1976', by Iain Quinn.
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.