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Two Superb New Productions to Mark the Society's Diamond Anniversary

It was on 30th October 1959 that the late Professor Alan Robinson called a meeting in Central London that led to the formation of our Society.

To commemorate this auspicious occasion, two publications have been crafted to tell our story, one a hardback book and the other a DVD. Contributions from many members have been carefully collated to produce worthy souvenirs of our Diamond Anniversary.

The book and DVD will be despatched by post from their respective publishers so will arrive separately.

Please allow 28 days for delivery.

Sixty Years of Paddle Steamer Preservation
The Paddle Steamer Preservation Society Story
Compiled by Richard Clammer


A large format, 176 page, hardback book printed in full colour on high quality paper. Illustrated with over 200 rare and previously unpublished photographs, mostly in colour, depicting a wonderful array of paddlers from the 1950s onwards, as well as special moments in the careers of Waverley and Kingswear Castle and many significant characters and events in the Society’s history.

The book tells the remarkable story of the PSPS from its formation in 1959; recalls the 1960s and 70s when members were able to charter and sail on board a wide variety of surviving paddlers; records the purchase and restoration of our own two steamers ; and examines the Society’s close links with other paddle steamer preservation groups.

Compiled from the PSPS Archive and the memories of those most closely involved, the book contains much fascinating information which will inform, surprise and amuse even long-standing members.

£25.00 post free

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Britain's Last Paddle Steamers & the People who Saved Them
Marking 60 Years of the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society
Written and Produced by David Ellery


A brand new broadcast quality documentary film on DVD looking at the huge achievements of the PSPS since its formation and the challenges faced along the way. Featuring previously unseen archive footage from the PSPS collection, including marvellous material filmed by our founder, Alan Robinson. Original interviews with people who helped shape the Society’s and, indeed, Britain’s maritime history. Contemporary film of Britain’s key surviving paddle steamers.

Written and produced by award-winning documentary film maker David Ellery of Viewpoint Productions.

Duration approximately 55 minutes.

£14.95 post free

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