News & Features

26th April 1927 Waverley

P & A Campbells's Waverley.

P & A Campbells’s Waverley rostered for a day trip from Brighton to Eastbourne, Hastings and on to Folkestone for two hours ashore.

Waverley Enters Dry Dock

Earlier this week Waverley Excursions reported that Waverley had left her winter berth in Glasgow to sail down river under her own power to Greenock for her annual dry docking.

17th April 1947 Merstone

The Southern Railway’s paddle steamer Merstone rescues passengers from Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth which was aground on the Brambles Bank.

9th April 1964 Ryde

Ryde and Sandown alongside the pontoon off the Harbour Station at Portsmouth.Keith Abraham

Ryde on the grid at Newhaven for underwater survey.

Spring 1996

  • 25 Years Ago… Trust are the Maid's New Owners
  • The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Paddle Steamers Course
  • The End of an Era? - DDSG diesel paddlers

Firecrest Steams Again

PS Firecrest sailing again following restoration.

On Easter Sunday, 4th April 2021, Paddle Steamer Firecrest had her first proper paddle down the water in over 42 years.

May 2021