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Paddle Steamer Preservation Society Waverley Kingswear Castle Balmoral
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On 30 September our Scottish Branch Secretary Gordon Wilson travelled to London to sample Waverley ‘down south.’    That day the steamer sailed from London Tower Pier to Gravesend and Southend for a cruise around the Thames Forts.    The first sight of…

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Waverley was launched 70 years ago on Wednesday 2nd October 1946.

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A selection of photographs of Waverley at Bournemouth supplied by Carl Draper (Waveslider Photography).

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WAVERLEY’s cruise on 22 September 2016 celebrated the centenary of EMBASSY’s launch as DUCHESS OF NORFOLK, back in 1911. She became a very significant ship – the last of Cosens & Co’s famous “Buff Funnel Fleet’, and the very last paddle steamer to be…

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Motor Vessel Balmoral will return to the Clyde for the Glasgow September Holiday weekend.

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Once again Graham Shankland, Finance Director and accountant to Waverley Steam Navigation and Waverley Excursions Ltd, has prepared a summary financial statement for the last financial year.

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It is not surprising that river cruises are becoming increasingly popular. They offer leisurely travel between historic places with so much to be seen on and off the ship and your suitcase only needs unpacking once. The itinerary for a river cruise…

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On Sunday 14th August Waverley offered her annual return sailing from Glasgow to Campbeltown via Largs and Lochranza. This sailing has been a feature of the summer Clyde timetable for a few years now and tends to attract very good loadings – 2016 was no…

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A report on Waverley's evening charter sailing round Bute.

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John Megoran, skipper of Kingswear Castle for 27 years, needs no introduction to PSPS members. His new book 'British Paddle Steamers: The Heyday of Excursions and Day Trips' is published today.
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