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 1965


  • Embassy's first 1965 cruise
  • Princess Elizabeth charter trip to Torquay
  • Clyde and Loch Lomond
  • White Funnel notes

Summer 1965


  • From the Chairman
  • Wessex Branch
  • Portsmouth paddlers
  • Hull - New Holland ferry steamers
  • Notes on Clyde steamers
  • White Funnel notes

Spring 1965


  • Consul moves again
  • Portsmouth paddlers
  • River Dart Steamboat Co.
  • Clyde notes
  • Queensferry passage ferries
  • London & Home Counties Branch

Autumn 1964


  • Round the Isle of Wight
  • Medway Queen
  • River Dart Steamboat Company
  • The road to the Isle, 1964
  • Scottish notes
  • Weymouth notes
  • Portsmouth paddlers

Summer 1964


  • White Funnel news
  • Cosens & Co.
  • South coast & continental steamers
  • Scottish notes
  • London & Home Counties Branch
  • Wessex Branch

Winter 1963


  • Farewell Medway Queen
  • Save the Medway Queen appeal
  • Clyde paddle steamers
  • Consul returns to the Thames
  • White Funnel news

Spring 1963


  • The Society's own paddler
  • Scottish notes
  • Portsmouth paddlers
  • Cosens & Co.
  • White Funnel news
  • Don't go into the steamship business

Winter 1962


  • Exhibition on Southend Pier
  • PS Ryde
  • Princess Elizabeth
  • Medway Queen's poor season
  • White Funnel season
  • Scottish notes

Summer 1962


  • Humber ferry vessels
  • Weymouth Company move house
  • Clyde notes
  • White Funnel steamer notes
  • Controversy in Switzerland

Spring 1962


  • River Dart Steamboat Company
  • White Funnel steamer report
  • London & Home Counties Branch news
  • Bristol Channel Branch news
  • Clyde notes & news
  • Neyland ferry report
  • Torbay Steamers Ltd.

Winter 1961


  • Wessex Branch inaugural meeting
  • London & Home Counties Branch visit Woolwich
  • White Funnel fleet
  • Clyde paddlers
  • Embassy Golden Jubilee
  • Torbay steamers
  • Swanage Queen for sale

Autumn 1961


  • Whit Monday excursion
  • Dart visit
  • News from the Clyde
  • London & Home Counties Branch
  • Paddle Tug John H Amos
  • Torbay steamers

Summer 1961


  • London & Home Counties Branch formed
  • Portsmouth paddlers
  • Cosen's depleted fleet
  • Clyde Easter sailings
  • Sussex Queen

Spring 1961


  • Steadily increasing membership
  • Bristol Branch formed
  • Caledonia still in commission
  • Campbell fleet now three
  • Medway Queen's season
  • Monarch to be scrapped

Summer 1960


  • The first edition of Paddle Wheels
  • Skipper swop for Cosens
  • White Funnel news
  • Torbay steamers overcome opposition
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