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Kingswear Castle Update

Kingswear Castle's boiler safety valves being tested Friday 3rd July 2020.


On Friday 3rd July a surveyor was aboard to test Kingswear Castle's two boiler safety valves.

Kingswear Castle Update

Kingswear Castle arriving at the Dartmouth pontoon 24 June 2020.


Kingswear Castle is set to return to service on Monday 6th July taking the 12 noon harbour cruise from Dartmouth.

Bill Prynne 1925-2020

On board Kingswear Castle at Strood Pier before a cruise to celebrate the life of another of the Society's past Chairmen Nick Knight. Bill Prynne is on the left, with John Megoran, Nick Knight's wife, PSPS Chairman Nick James, PSKC Trust chairman Malcolm Cockell and Pat Bushell, who volnteered in the KC office.John Megoran


Bill Prynne, who died aged 94 on Saturday 11th April, was PSPS Chairman for two stints, firstly for part of 1963 and then again from 1967 to 1976.

Easter on Waverley

Waverley approaches Brodick Pier.Greg Beecroft


Greg Beecroft shares some pictures he took of Waverley at Easter 1980.

New Chairman Takes the Reins

New PSPS Chairman John Allen stands by the paddlebox of the operating Nile paddler Sudan.


The Council of Management appointed John Allen to be the Society's National Chairman on 28 March.

Dartmouth Update 2


A further update from the DSRRB Company, which runs Kingswear Castle on our behalf, in relation to coronavirus.

PS Curlip II Restoration

Paddle Steamer Curlip II.Friends of Curlip


Paddle steamer enthusiasts may be interested in reading about and supporting the ongoing restoration of PS Curlip II in Australia.

Waverley in Dry Dock

A funnelless Waverley in Dales' Garvel dry dock.WEL


Earlier this week a funnelless Waverley entered dry dock at Greenock.

Funnels Off!

Waverley minus her iconic funnels.Allan Smith


Progress towards Waverley's return to service has visibly taken a major step forward with the removal of both her funnels.

Waverley’s Revival Moves Forward

Clyde Marine Services tug Battler starts to swing Waverley.Hugh Dougherty


On Tuesday 14th January Waverley was towed from her berth in Glasgow downriver to Dales Marine Services shipyard in Greenock in preparation for her £2.3 million boiler refit.