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 surviving paddle steamers and against the odds, a little of our past has been preserved for generations to come.
This broadcast quality film looks at the huge achievements of the PSPS over the decades and the challenges faced along the way. It features original interviews with people who helped shap the Society’s history and, indeed, Britain’s maritime history, along with contemporary footage of Britain’s key surviving paddle steamers: Waverley, Kingswear Castle, Medway Queen and Maid of the Loch.
Now, with the help of the PSPS’s own extensive archive, we can tell the story of Britain’s last paddle steamers and the people who saved them.
Narrated, written & produced by award-winning documentary film maker David Ellery