We have been asked by Waverley supporters to publicise the plight of this lovely old paddle steamer.. They need to raise £2.3M for new boilers.
This is from the email we received:
“You may have seen PS Waverley when she sails to Harwich and Ipswich every Autumn but sadly she won’t be this year. The Waverley’s been withdrawn from service and urgently needs two new boilers or she’ll never sail again.
This iconic paddle steamer was built on the Clyde in 1946 and is the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world. We can not lose her. PS Waverley is a unique piece of British maritime heritage and is listed as a vessel of pre-eminent national importance in The National Historic Ships Register.
It’s imperative this old steam ship gets back in steam and sails her passengers on the Thames and around the British coast in 2020. She must continue to provide education and enjoyment to future generations.
Thank you for reading this email. Anything you could do to raise awareness of PS Waverley and her plight would be very much appreciated. “
Attached is a copy of the flyer, and further information can be found on their website – https://www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk