Waverley made her triumphant return to service in August 2020 following her boiler refit. However Waverley is now critically short of funds to survive this winter. Without further support she can’t return to service in 2021. We are therefore asking for your help by donating to Waverley’s COVID-19 Relief Appeal.

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Photographs, Film & Video

Photographs

The PSPS Collection comprises of over 14,000 items.

The photographic collection includes black and white and coloured photographs, glass negatives, some of which date from the early 20th Century, as well as traditional negatives and transparencies.

A black and white photograph PS Albion entering Ilfracombe harbour.

Author: UnknownSource: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: 2017.4.046

A black and white photograph at Ilfracombe of four paddle steamers as Naval minesweepers showing Amy Service Corp parading on the quayside, December 1917.

Author: UnknownSource: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: 2017.4.018

A black and white photograph at Ilfracombe of four paddle steamers as Naval minesweepers.

Author: UnknownSource: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: 2017.4.019

A black and white photograph of PS Cambria in the river Avon.

Author: UnknownSource: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: 2017.4.022

A black and white photograph of an unidentified paddle steamer on the river Dart at Kingswear.

Author: UnknownSource: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: 2017.4.045

A black and white photograph of PS Princess May at Bristol circa 1902.

Author: UnknownSource: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: 2017.4.007

A black and white photograph of PS Lady Ismay at sea.

Author: UnknownSource: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: 2017.4.010

A black and white photograph of PS Devonia going astern.

Author: UnknownSource: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: 2017.4.013

A black and white photograph of the first PS Waverley at sea.

Author: UnknownSource: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: 2017.4.016

A black and white photograph of Princess May at sea.

Author: Adamson of RothesaySource: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: 2017.4.004

A black and white photographic montage of PS Britannia, 29th June 1896.

Author: H E Brightman, Clifton, BristolSource: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: 2017.4.011

A black and white photograph of the funnels and bridge of PS Ravenswood.

Author: Catford’s Art Gallery IlfracombeSource: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: 2017.4.009

A black and white photograph of PS Bonnie Doon leaving Eastbourne Pier at 3.40 pm on 29th May 1910.

Author: UnknownSource: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: 2017.4.025

A black and white photograph of P & A Campbell’s annual dinner 1933.

Author: UnknownSource: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: 2017.4.030

A black and white photograph of the Captain West of PS Brighton Queen in 1910.

Author: UnknownSource: PurchaseAccession number: 2008.6.022

A black and white montage showing P & A Campbell Ltd. “Passenger Steamship Owners” – featuring PS Cardiff Queen, PS Bristol Queen and TSS Empress Queen.

Author: UnknownSource: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: 2008.4.028

A black and white photograph of Alec Campbell in later life.

Author: UnknownSource: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: 2008.4.034

A black and white photograph showing the PS Bonnie Doone, PS Glen Rosa, PS Scotia, PS Westward Ho, PS Ravenswood and PS Waverley around 1895 at Merchants Dock Bristol.

Author: UnknownSource: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: 2007.570.705

A black and white photograph showing the bridge deck of the PS Royal Eagle around 1932. It shows wealthy female passengers relaxing in deck chairs with a deck house and the Royal Eagle’s sign beyond.

Author: Wide World PhotosSource: GiftAccession number: 2004.283

A black and white photograph showing PS Glen Gower at her launch at Troon on 14th February 1922 with guests assembled on the platform in front of the bow. Captain Alec Campbell is wearing the light coat.

Author: UnknownSource: PurchaseAccession number: 2008.9.63

A black and white photograph showing the PS Glen Gower at her launch at Troon on 14th February 1922.

Author: UnknownSource: PurchaseAccession number: 2008.9.64

A black and white photograph showing the PS Glen Gower at the time of her launch at Troon on 14th February 1922. The photograph shows the paddle box area with no paddle wheel in position and no timber facing. The steamer is shown on the slipway.

Author: UnknownSource: PurchaseAccession number: 2008.9.65

A black and white photograph showing the PS Glen Gower at the time of her launch at Troon on 14th February 1922. The photograph shows the steamer in the water just after she had been launched.

Author: UnknownSource: PurchaseAccession number: 2008.9.66

A black and white photograph showing the PS Glen Gower whilst she was being fitted out for initial entry into service around March 1922.

Author: UnknownSource: PurchaseAccession number: 2008.9.67

A black and white photograph showing the PS Glen Gower, PS Cambria and PS Westward Ho alongside in Bristol mid 1920s.

Author: UnknownSource: PurchaseAccession number: 2008.9.73

A black and white photograph showing the paddle box of the PS Glen Gower.

Author: UnknownSource: PurchaseAccession number: 2008.9.75

A black and white photograph showing the captain of the PS Glen Gower in 1950.

Author: JessopSource: PPSHTAccession number: 0004.7.205

A black and white photograph showing the PS Glen Gower alongside a South coast pier around the 1930s.

Author: UnknownSource: PurchaseAccession number: 2008.9.76

A black and white photograph showing the PS Glen Gower laid up at Penarth with the PS Bristol Queen in September 1959.

Author: UnknownSource: PurchaseAccession number: 2008.9.85

 

Film & Video

The Collection holds a wide of range of film, video and sound recordings. These include the memories and experiences of those travelling and working on the paddle steamers of the past and present day.

For further details contact the PSPS Archive Trustee here.