A Peep into the Past

“A Peep into the Past” was introduced to mark the 50th anniversary of the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society’s journal “Paddle Wheels”.

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Autumn 1980


  • In the wake of the Dunkirk paddlers
  • Kingswear Castle
  • Compton Castle
  • Medway Queen
  • Ryde Queen
  • Plans to save Lincoln Castle
  • Royal Navy paddle tugs withdrawn

Autumn 1979


  • Kingswear Castle report
  • Encouragement needed for KC workers
  • Waverley's English season highlights 1979
  • Waverley charter 16th June
  • North of the Border

Spring 1979


  • Kingswear Castle report
  • Historic afternoon at Lamlash
  • Countess sails into Hogmanay blizzard
  • London Belle siren sounds again
  • President's Day
  • Medway Queen

Winter 1978


  • Westward Ho! with Balmoral
  • Commemorative plaque unveiled
  • Medway Queen sinks
  • Ryde Queen re-opened
  • An evening cruise in Amsterdam

Autumn 1978


  • Society news
  • Kingswear Castle report
  • Irvine: Another notable first
  • Royal Route retraced on June 24th
  • Paddling from the pulpit

Summer 1978


  • An epic voyage
  • Thousands welcome Waverley on the South Coast
  • Lincoln Castle is withdrawn
  • Prince Charles opens Clyde Room
  • Compton Castle sold

Winter 1977


  • Triumphant end to extended Clyde season
  • Kingswear Castle report
  • Lincoln Castle sails on alone
  • MV Balmoral
  • Campbell cruises on the Thames
  • Medway Queen going home
  • Ryde Queen's future undecided

Summer 1976


  • Full steam ahead again on the Clyde
  • Work parties
  • Balmoral sails round the Isle of Wight
  • Kingswear Castle progress report
  • John H Amos moves south
  • Medway Queen's poor state

Autumn 1975


  • Waverley's most successful season
  • Kingswear Castle report
  • Lincoln Castle's Trent visit
  • Bristol Channel
  • Society's first Broads cruise

Spring 1975


  • More cash for Waverley
  • Kingswear Castle report
  • Scottish Branch news
  • London & Home Counties Branch
  • King George V withdrawn

Winter 1974


  • 150th anniversary of the General Steam Navigation Company
  • Ruddy-faced to the setting sun
  • It was not all plain sailing

Spring 1974


  • Waverley on the slip
  • What the members think
  • Bristol Channel
  • New look on the Humber
  • Straits of Dover
  • Kingswear Castle report
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