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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Winter 1972


  • Scottish Branch news
  • London members cruise under sail
  • News around the coasts
  • Bristol Channel
  • Firth of Clyde
  • Tees

Autumn 1972


  • From the Chairman
  • From John Betjeman, Patron PSPS
  • Happy Birthday Waverley
  • Humber
  • Bristol Channel
  • Blackheath Rally
  • Paddling to Ormidale

Summer 1972


  • Fitting resting place for the bell of La Marguerite
  • Bristol Channel
  • East Anglia
  • Firth of Clyde
  • Paddle tug to open as floating museum

Winter 1971


  • Kingswear Castle - Our great challenge
  • Full load on the Humber
  • Paddling round the Isle of Arran
  • PS Princess Elizabeth
  • Bristol Channel

Autumn 1971


  • Historic views from the Isle of Wight
  • Taming of the Loch Lomond monster for a day
  • A ship fit for a Queen
  • Waverley
  • MacBraynes TS King George V (1926)
  • Blackheath centenary

Spring 1971


  • Charting our new course
  • Waverley study group
  • Scottish notes
  • Bristol Channel
  • PS Princess Elizabeth
  • DEPV Farringford

Summer 1968


  • Society's future - and you!
  • Society membership
  • Bristol Channel Branch
  • Cleddau Queen loses her paddles
  • The Humber paddlers
  • Scottish news

Spring 1968


  • Isle of Wight Branch
  • Wessex Branch news
  • PS Queen of the South
  • MV Queen of the Channel
  • Bristol Queen to be preserved?
  • Scottish news

Winter 1967


  • The Society's paddler
  • White Funnel notes
  • Scottish notes
  • The end of BL Nairn
  • A paddle tug at work
  • The Portsmouth paddler

Summer 1967


  • PS Kingswear Castle to be purchased by Society
  • PS Queen of the South
  • Scottish notes
  • White Funnel notes
  • A salty tale
  • Weymouth
  • Six Rhine paddlers remain

Spring 1967


  • From the Chairman
  • The annual meeting
  • Bristol Channel Branch
  • Scottish notes
  • Humber paddlers
  • The Portsmouth paddler
  • The Swiss steamer scene

Spring 1966


  • What shall we do with the Kingswear Castle?
  • Queen of the South
  • Westward Ho
  • Portsmouth paddlers
  • Scottish notes
  • Humber ferries

Winter 1965


  • From the Chairman
  • PS Jeanie Deans
  • Arrival of the Medway Queen
  • Cosens & Co.
  • Princess Elizabeth
  • Clyde notes
  • White Funnel news
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