You may wish to add your name to a petition as part of a last ditch attempt to halt the scrapping of this iconic vessel. The P.S. Ryde was laid down for the Southern Railway in 1936 and for many years operated the Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pierhead route. We are sure that many of us will have sampled her delights!
For some time the PS Ryde Trust has been endeavouring to purchase the vessel for preservation and restoration but after promising progress negotiations have broken down and dismantling has started. A long shot, but a web-petition is active aiming to halt the scrapping, and if you feel that this is a worthy objective, you may wish to "sign" the petition which can be found at: http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/PSRyde/ The petition closes on 2 March.