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.
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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If you want a last trip on Stadt Luzern before she is withdrawn, you'll have to get your skates on.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.
Wessex & Dart Branch“Solent Seaways – Railway owned and other Solent Steamers” – John HendyEast Cowes Town HallIsle of WightA talk by John Hendy.