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: Medway Queen

Winter 1994


  • Launch of Heritage Afloat
  • Teddy bears at sea
  • River closures disrupt sailings
  • Chairman's notes
  • A Vice-President's notebook
  • And 50 years ago...

Spring 1992


  • Russell – take a bow!
  • Captains' Club
  • New propellers for Balmoral
  • KC heard but not seen
  • Work on Ryde's hull
  • Medway Queen report
  • Waverley winter activity
  • And 50 years ago...

Winter 1991


  • Premature end to Waverley's 1991 season
  • KC report - Aylesford trip proves popular
  • Medway Queen
  • Mr. SC Smith-Cox
  • Balmoral to Liverpool
  • And 50 years ago...

Summer 1991


  • The paddle wheel history
  • Superb day out
  • Medway hosts four paddlers
  • A day in the life of KC
  • Snowbound Medway Queen
  • And 50 years ago...

Spring 1991


  • A Vice President's notebook
  • Waverley's wheels
  • November novelty!
  • Piers in the picture
  • Paddler pot pourri
  • And 50 years ago...

Summer 1990


  • Easter snow
  • Medway Queen report
  • Find for historical trust
  • Wingfield Castle
  • A Vice-President's notebook
  • And 50 years ago...

Autumn 1989


  • Clevedon Pier re-opened
  • Southend Pier's centenary
  • Pilgrimage to Medway Queen
  • Prospects for a record season
  • Balmoral at Yarmouth Pier
  • And 50 years ago...

Summer 1989


  • Balmoral misses spring sailings
  • Bristol Channel branch dinner
  • Medway Queen
  • New Year with the St. Killian
  • And 50 years ago...

Spring 1989


  • Record number of teddy bears sail on Balmoral
  • Wingfield Castle progress
  • Lincoln Castle opens in Grimsby
  • Queen Mary
  • A new Commodore Club ticket
  • Branch news
  • And 50 years ago...

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...

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...

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

Winter 1982


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

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
November 2020
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