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Britains Last Paddle Steamers£14.95
This broadcast quality documentary celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society in 2019. It recounts how a small group of enthusiasts, inspired by the late Prof. Alan Robinson, has become Britain’s largest heritage steamship group. The story includes original interviews with people who helped shape PSPS, archive footage and features Waverley, Maid of the Loch, Kingswear Castle and Medway Queen, recorded for the programme in 2019. Written and narrated by David Ellery. Produced by Viewpoint Productions. This documentary film is a must for all steamer enthusiasts!
Voyage of the Maid£14.95
And, never forgetting Maid of the Loch, the DVD produced for Loch Lomond Steamship Co. in 2013 to celebrate the ship’s Diamond Jubliee…… Voyage of the Maid This DVD tells the story of PS Maid of the Loch, the last paddle steamer to sail the waters of Loch Lomond. Now undergoing a full restoration at Balloch, where the steamer is open to visitors during the summer season, the Maid’s engines were able to turn again in 2019 – with steam supplied from ashore. Restoration work continues, with the ultimate aim of the ship sailing again on ‘her’ loch. Presented by John Beveridge, Loch Lomond Steamship Company. Written, narrated and produced by Paul Saunders Media.
Classic Liners Vol. I£14.95
Episodes 1&2 of the Classic Liners TV series produced by Viewpoint Productions
Classic Liners Vol. II£14.95
Episodes 3&4 of the Classic Liners TV series produced by Viewpoint Productions.
Classic Liners Vol III£14.95
Episodes 5&6 of the Classic Liners TV series produced by Viewpoint Productions.
Waverley on London’s River£14.95
Released in 2018 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Waverley’s first Thames visit. We join the steamer at Gravesend for an up river sailing to London with the excitement of Tower Bridge opening for the ship before she turns just below London Bridge. Includes archive footage of Waverley’s first Thames visit, Eagle Steamers’ MV Royal Sovereign and PS Jeanie Deans as ‘Queen of the South’. We’re joined by maritime historian Peter Box for the history of Thames sailings since early Victorian days.
Kingswear Castle: A Voyage Through Her Life£14.95
With footage of the steamer sailing on the waters of her native River Dart recorded in 2013 and 2015, this is the story of the steamer’s life over what is now approaching 100 years! Includes footage of her restoration, her return to service and her Medway steaming years from 1984 until 2012. KC’s story is recalled with interviews with the key people involved in her restoration, in her operation on the Medway and today’s sailings on the River Dart. A comprehensive history of Britain’s very last coal-fired paddle steamer.
Steaming Round Wight£14.95
Waverley is recorded on a sailing from Portsmouth and Yarmouth around the Isle of Wight. Commentary updated for the 40th Anniversary of the steamer’s first visit to the Solent in 1978. Views of The Needles, the cliffs of Tennyson Down and the ‘Back of the Wight Coast’ to St Catherine’s Point. Waverley steams on past Ventnor, Shanklin, Sandown, Culver Cliff, Bembridge and the Solent Forts on her way back to Yarmouth Pier. Includes archive footage of diesel electric paddle vessel Farringford in the 1950s.
The Paddle Steamer Preservation Society was founded in 1959 at a time when this familiar and much-loved class of ships was in steep decline and faced possible extinction. Its aims were to encourage the retention […]
When Prof. Alan Robinson initiated the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society in 1959, few could have imagined it would become the largest steamship preservation group in the UK. The PSPS went on to save Britain’s last […]
Released at beginning of September 2018, to celebrate 40 years of Paddle Steamer Waverley’s visits to the Thames : A voyage up river from Gravesend to the Pool of London, plus archive footage of Thames […]