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Tag: Princess Elizabeth

18th September 1964 Captain Defrates

Princess Elizabeth passing through Weymouth Town Bridge


Last trip of the 1964 season for Princess Elizabeth from the Weymouth Pleasure Pier through the Town Bridge to her winter lay-up berth in the Backwater.

Autumn 1991


  • Ryde's uncertain future
  • 50 year wait ends!
  • Parisienne Princess
  • Nick Knight's fine work recalled
  • My trip to the Scillies with Balmoral
  • Kingswear Castle report
  • 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...

Winter 1971


  • Kingswear Castle - Our great challenge
  • Full load on the Humber
  • Paddling round the Isle of Arran
  • PS Princess Elizabeth
  • Bristol Channel

Spring 1968


  • Isle of Wight Branch
  • Wessex Branch news
  • PS Queen of the South
  • MV Queen of the Channel
  • Bristol Queen to be preserved?
  • Scottish news

Summer 1967


  • PS Kingswear Castle to be purchased by Society
  • PS Queen of the South
  • Scottish notes
  • White Funnel notes
  • A salty tale
  • Weymouth
  • Six Rhine paddlers remain

Winter 1965


  • From the Chairman
  • PS Jeanie Deans
  • Arrival of the Medway Queen
  • Cosens & Co.
  • Princess Elizabeth
  • Clyde notes
  • White Funnel news

Summer 1965


  • From the Chairman
  • Wessex Branch
  • Portsmouth paddlers
  • Hull - New Holland ferry steamers
  • Notes on Clyde steamers
  • White Funnel notes

Autumn 1964


  • Round the Isle of Wight
  • Medway Queen
  • River Dart Steamboat Company
  • The road to the Isle, 1964
  • Scottish notes
  • Weymouth notes
  • Portsmouth paddlers

Spring 1962


  • River Dart Steamboat Company
  • White Funnel steamer report
  • London & Home Counties Branch news
  • Bristol Channel Branch news
  • Clyde notes & news
  • Neyland ferry report
  • Torbay Steamers Ltd.

Winter 1961


  • Wessex Branch inaugural meeting
  • London & Home Counties Branch visit Woolwich
  • White Funnel fleet
  • Clyde paddlers
  • Embassy Golden Jubilee
  • Torbay steamers
  • Swanage Queen for sale

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