Come along to the Arthur Ransome Jamboree at Pin Mill in Suffolk

From Sophie Neville

On Saturday 13th May members of the Nancy Blackett Trust have asked me to open the Arthur Ransome Jamboree 2017 at Pin Mill in Suffolk at 12.00 noon.

Although Ransome is remembered for his ‘Swallows and Amazons’ books set in the Lake District he moved to the east coast of Suffolk where he set a number of his books in the series, indeed 2017 makes the 80th anniversary of ‘We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea’. You can actually meet The Goblin and see around her – since she was modelled on his own favourite little yacht, the Nancy Blackett. She will be moored at The Royal Harwich Yacht Club alongside Peter Duck one of his other much-loved yachts, named after the book he wrote that begins at Lowestoft. You should be able to park there, near the Woolverstone Marina, then walk down the riverside to Pin Mill…

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