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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- Three Days Ago
Images of PS Freshwater - the paddle steamer directly linked to the birth of the PSPS.
- 1st January 2021
Following on from the recent Waverley 1981 re-boilering article, two short videos of the 2020 re-boilering have been released featuring previously unseen still images and footage.
- 31st December 2020
What were the most viewed articles on the PSPS website during 2020?
- 28th December 2020
A second report on Waverley's 1981 re-boilering with images previously not shared showing the new boiler being fitted.
- 16th December 2020
Lake Lucerne Paddle Steamer Captain Hans-Peter Mosimann has retired.
- 14th December 2020
Waverley Excursions today issued an update on Waverley's COVID-19 Relief Appeal.
- 29th November 2020
Scottish Television News clip with Paul Semple and Iain Quinn talking about Waverley and the fundraising appeal.
- 9th November 2020
Brian Jackson, one of the last remaining crew members of a Cosens' paddle steamer, has died.
- 1st November 2020
1 November 2020 marks the 80th birthday of Society Vice-President Terry Sylvester.
- 29th October 2020
The draft minutes of the Society's thirty-third Annual General Meeting are now available on this web site.
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