Events

The Society holds, attends and supports a number of events around the country throughout the year. Each of the five PSPS branches also run a programme of talks and other events during the winter months. In addition, there are occasional online presentations about the latest developments regarding Waverley and Kingswear Castle.

  • Feb 5Saturday
    Branch AGM followed by two new presentationsThe Holiday InnSouthamptonBRANCH AGM followed by a recording made of last November's Bristol Channel Branch meeting when Douglas McGowan and Terry Sylvester gave a unique presentation Celtic Connections – The Birth of WSN Co. This will be followed by ‘Steamers of the River Dart’ (including, of course, Kingswear Castle!) by Chris Phillips. Peter Box is unable to deliver his planned talk on this date. This corrects the information sent with Paddle Wheels magazine and is a second update.
  • Feb 12Saturday
    Branch AGM & "A Dip into the Archive"Civil Service ClubLondonBranch AGM followed by an illustrated talk by David Green, PSPS Archivist.
  • Feb 18Friday
    Chairman’s NightRenfield CentreGlasgowCaptain Murray Paterson recalls some of the challenges and memorable moments from his time at sea. Plus the latest Waverley news.
  • Feb 26Saturday
    Sailing is Only Half the FunUnderfall Yard Visitor's CentreBristolJoin Ashley Gill as he shares his experiences as a volunteer working behind the scenes on refits of steamers, including Medway Queen, Ryde, Southsea, Waverley and Balmoral.
  • Mar 5Saturday
    “From The Needles to The Nab”The SuncliffBournemouthAn illustrated talk during which Peter Lamb recalls the halcyon days of the  1950’s & 1960’s, revisiting the ports, harbours and resorts and looking back at the ships and other craft that served them. Despite the information sent with Paddle Wheels magazine, this meeting will go ahead as stated above.  The February meeting has, however, been changed.
  • Mar 11Friday
    Craigendoran PierRenfield CentreGlasgow*** NOTE REVISED DATE *** To mark 50 years since the closure of Craigendoran Pier, Iain Quinn presents an illustrated review of the last 6 years of its operation. Plus the latest Waverley news.
  • Mar 26Saturday
    Archive Film ShowCardiff Holiday InnCardiffRichard Turner’s presentation includes some rare, recently discovered Bristol Channel footage.
  • Apr 1Friday
    Kingswear Castle's Rebuild Phase 1Online EventJohn Megoran presents an illustrated account of the first phase of Kingswear Castle’s rebuild, and outlines the work and funds required for the remaining two phases.
  • Apr 2Saturday
    Archive Film ShowEast Cowes Town HallIsle of WightArchive Film Show featuring highlights from the collection of the late Phil Fricker from West Cowes taken in the 1960s. Also a P&A Campbell film from the 1960s.
  • Apr 9Saturday
    Maid of the LochCivil Service ClubLondonAn update on the project by Jim Mitchell, Project Manager and Engineering Director.
  • Apr 22Friday
    Branch AGM followed by slide showRenfield CentreGlasgowThe AGM will be followed by an entertaining presentation from Peter Reid, this time featuring some of the slides from the first half of the 1990s.
  • Apr 23Saturday
    From the ArchivesUnderfall Yard Visitor's CentreBristolRichard Clammer illustrates a selection of the treasures held by the PSPS Archive.