The Wessex & Dart Branch is proud to represent the area where the Society was originally founded in 1959. It was while sailing on PS Freshwater between Lymington and Yarmouth that Professor Alan Robinson conceived the idea of the PSPS.
We welcome PS Waverley to our area each September. In 2013 we encompassed the River Dart into our area in recognition of the paddle steamer Kingswear Castle being returned to her home waters after a number of years away. The branch organises a series of outings each summer and also a programme of winter meetings between each October and April which are shared between Bournemouth, Southampton, East Cowes and Dartmouth. These are open to members and non members alike and all are assured of a warm welcome.
Join the PSPS today and enjoy the many benefits of the Society by clicking here. If you have any questions about the Wessex & Dart Branch please feel free to contact the Branch Secretary below.
- Branch Secretary: Andrew Munn, Vadne, 12 Greenway, Binstead, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 3SD
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The draft minutes of the Society's thirty-third Annual General Meeting are now available on this web site.
During the PSPS AGM on Saturday 24th October, a brief discussion was held on the condition of the Paddle Steamer Comet replica displayed at Port Glasgow.
- 17th October 2020
A video presentation of the AGM Reports ahead of the Annual General Meeting on Saturday 24th October.
- 27th September 2020
Kingswear Castle season now set to end on Tuesday 29th September.
- 25th September 2020
Waverley is now critically short of funds. Without further support she can't return to service in 2021. We are therefore asking for your help by donating to the COVID-19 Relief Appeal.
- 14th September 2020
On Wednesday 9th September Waverley sailed from Brodick back to Glasgow Science Centre for her winter lay-up.
- 4th September 2020
On Thursday 3rd September 2020 Waverley's bow made heavy contact with Brodick Pier resulting in 17 passengers being injured.
- 2nd September 2020
Waverley's short season of cruises on the Clyde has been extended and she will now operate until Saturday 12th September 2020.
- 23rd August 2020
Waverley was able to undertake her first cruise since October 2018 on Saturday 22 August 2020. This took her from Glasgow to Loch Long and Loch Goil, calling at Blairmore.
- 18th August 2020
Waverley Excursions have announced a two week programme of sailings on the Clyde, from Friday 21st August until Sunday 6th September 2020.
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