Tag: Obituary

Bill Prynne 1925-2020

On board Kingswear Castle at Strood Pier before a cruise to celebrate the life of another of the Society's past Chairmen Nick Knight. Bill Prynne is on the left, with John Megoran, Nick Knight's wife, PSPS Chairman Nick James, PSKC Trust chairman Malcolm Cockell and Pat Bushell, who volnteered in the KC office.John Megoran


Bill Prynne, who died aged 94 on Saturday 11th April, was PSPS Chairman for two stints, firstly for part of 1963 and then again from 1967 to 1976.

Alan Robinson


It is with deep regret that we announce the peaceful death of our Founder and President, Professor Alan Robinson on 29 August 2019, aged 99 years.

Dr Joe McKendrick – A Tribute


It was a sombre Waverley which lay at Ayr Harbour on the morning of Tuesday 21th August with her red ensign at half mast. After a very heavy downpour Waverley left Ayr at 10am with three long blasts given as she started her last scheduled Ayr to Long Goil cruise for summer 2012. Shortly after Waverley had cleared...

Dr Joe McKendrick – An Obituary


It is with the deepest regret and a very heavy heart that I have to intimate the passing of one of the greatest of PS Waverley's supporters over the past 30 years. Dr Joe McKendrick, who served as a Waverley trustee and director of Waverley Steam Navigation and Waverley Excursions as well as serving in various...

Ken Angell – An Obituary


Words & Photos by Stuart Mears

Writing an obituary for a friend and former work-mate is never easy. Having to write obituaries for two is particularly sad, yet having scarcely finished John Lees’ obituary I learned that Ken Angell had also passed away. Ach.



Although I was only signed on ship’s articles at the same time as...

John Lees – An Obituary


It was with great sadness that I learned this week that John Lees, Waverley’s’ Donkeyman of many years, passed away last week. John’s part in the story of the Waverley’s preservation era could fill a Dinosaur Down Below type book all by itself and I was lucky enough to work...

David Hunter Morrison – Obituary


It is with great regret and sadness that we have to record the death of another stalwart supporter of the preserved excursion vessels PS Waverley and MV Balmoral. David Morrison had served in recent years as a director of Waverley Excursions bringing in his considerable business experience from his days as the Financial Director of the...
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