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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Tag: Kingswear Castle

PS Kingswear Castle (1924) is a coal-fired river paddle steamer owned by the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society.

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Summer 1988


  • Chairman's comments
  • Bristol Channel Branch
  • Scottish Branch
  • Waverley back in service
  • Promoting Kingswear Castle
  • Medway Queen
  • And 50 years ago...

Spring 1988


  • Vintage bus to vintage steamer
  • Medway Queen on the move
  • Princess Elizabeth for Paris
  • Queen Mary dry docked at Chatham
  • Eileen Pritchard – PSPS member No. 1
  • Our Society by another name
  • And 50 years ago...

Autumn 1987


  • KC on the election trail
  • KC in television spotlight
  • Loch Long revisited
  • Bristol Channel decision pays dividend
  • A remarkable trio
  • And 50 years ago...

Summer 1987


  • Last departure
  • Medway Queen
  • Restoration to start
  • Lifebelt's long trip home
  • North of the Border
  • The Murray River paddlers
  • New PSPS book
  • And 50 years ago...

Spring 1987


  • KC awakes!
  • More hard facts - By Waverley's captain
  • Medway Queen restoration project
  • Charitable status
  • And 50 years ago...

Winter 1986


  • Paddler back in Bristol
  • Poor Solent weather
  • Kingswear Castle at Whitstable
  • Return of the Gisela
  • Medway Queen
  • And 50 years ago...

Summer 1986


  • Steam heritage award for Kingswear Castle
  • Birth of the 'new' Balmoral
  • Waverley diary
  • Will Maid of the Loch's engine turn again?
  • 40 years to the day at Bristol
  • Paddle steamers of North America

Autumn 1985


  • Balmoral donations flood in!
  • Medway Queen Society formed
  • Revival of a tradition
  • Kingswear Castle report
  • From the Chairman

Spring 1985


  • From the Chairman
  • Waverley
  • London & Home Counties Branch
  • Bristol Channel Branch
  • Wessex Branch
  • Scottish Branch
  • North of England Branch
  • Turning point in Kingswear Castle's destiny

Spring 1984


  • Log of the Paddle Vessel Kingswear Castle
  • The climax to ten years of restoration
  • Wintering German fashion
  • Waverley diary

Spring 1983


  • Engines run again after 15 years
  • Bristol Channel Branch
  • Waverley
  • New boilers for world's oldest paddle steamer
  • A Brazilian paddle steamer adventure

Winter 1982


  • Our most remarkable members
  • Waverley's busiest year
  • Maid of the Loch
  • Medway Queen moved to fresh mooring
  • Kingswear Castle

Summer 1981


  • Bristol Channel news
  • Maid of the Loch sails on
  • Prince Ivanhoe
  • Waverley - New boiler installed
  • Kingswear Castle back in the water

Spring 1981


  • New boiler project is up to schedule
  • Prince Ivanhoe sails north
  • Bristol Channel cruises under the Waverley banner
  • Kingswear Castle progress report
  • North of the Border

Autumn 1980


  • In the wake of the Dunkirk paddlers
  • Kingswear Castle
  • Compton Castle
  • Medway Queen
  • Ryde Queen
  • Plans to save Lincoln Castle
  • Royal Navy paddle tugs withdrawn
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