We apologise that we have had to change our programme. Paul Semple has reluctantly had to postpone his intended presentation to devote all his efforts to returning Waverley to service. As members will appreciate an online presentation takes some time to prepare.
However, John Allen has kindly stepped into the breach and has adapted his acclaimed “Steamboatin’ USA” presentation for the small screen.
The USA is known for its stern wheel paddle steamers, but there is much more of shipping and transport interest, and this talk will also feature a floating steam ‘tram’, an Edwardian Clyde-built liner, and a coal-fired car ferry, amongst others.
This virtual meeting is hosted by the Bristol Channel Branch and will be streamed live on the PSPS YouTube channel here. Alternatively, use your favourite search engine to search for “PSPS YouTube”.
The start time is 7.30pm BST (1830 GMT/UTC) and the meeting is open to everyone worldwide.
John’s presentation will also be available afterwards on the PSPS YouTube channel. In the meantime why not visit the channel and enjoy some of the many videos available, including our earlier online presentations.
- 25th April 2021
John Allen presents his presentation on what it's like to steam through Germany on various modes of steam transport.
- 6th March 2021
Peter Lamb Presents "Punching the Tide" The perils and pleasures of operating passenger boats from an exposed seaside pier in the twenty-first century.
- 16th February 2021
Presentation begins at 14:07 The first online presentaion of the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society.
- 18th January 2021
Waverley's funnels were removed during the boiler refit to allow access to the boiler room below.
- 31st December 2020
Waverley's new port boiler arrived in Greenock on 2nd April 2020.
- 30th December 2020
On 31st March 2020 the first of Waverley's new boilers arrived at Greenock.
- 25th July 2020
Waverley has her funnels removed ahead of her boiler replacement.
- 5th January 2020
In 1960, the Patterson family decided to stay away from the busy towns and traffic jammed highways to have a sailing holiday on the Clyde Steamers.
- 5th November 2019
At the end of August 1981, the Paddle Steamer Maid of the Loch's engines and paddle wheels fell silent.
- 3rd November 2019
Maid of the Loch's compound steam engine turns astern.
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