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"A Peep into the Past" on-line was introduced to mark the 50th anniversary of the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society's journal "Paddle Wheels". You can view the story of paddle steamers and the Society through the pages of Paddle Wheels starting with the very first issue.

Instalments of “A Peep into the Past” were published in Paddle Wheels starting in 1985 and are compiled from the edition which appeared 25 years previously. So the first page takes you back 50+ years. Pictures did not accompany the published instalments - indeed there were no pictures in the first few editions. Regular black and white pictures on covers started in 1963. Illustrations have now been added and many are taken from the PSPS archive. The archive, which consists of pictures, handbills, models and much more, is curently being re-housed and catalogued, and at present it is not accessible on-line.

To access the blog of the early days of PS Kingswear Castle's restoration, 1973 - 1983 click here

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