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Wessex & Dart Branch

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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Forthcoming Events

  • Oct26Saturday
    PSPS Annual General Meeting 2019The Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin HotelSouthamptonThe thirty-second Annual General Meeting of the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society will be held in Southampton.

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