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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.

Successful AGM at Southampton

David Green (right) presents a cheque for £5,000 to Paul Semple for the Waverley Boiler Refit Appeal.Martin Longhurst


Over 60 members attended our Annual General Meeting in Southampton on the very wet Saturday afternoon of 26 October.