New exhibition of Arthur Ransome’s photos as Pin Mill celebrates 80th anniversary of famous story

From the Ipswich Star

Around 1000 enthusiasts attended to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the publication of his classic children’s adventure, We Didn’t Mean To Go To Sea, set at Pin Mill, near Ipswich. Performances were given by Suffolk’s mass choir, the Rabble Chorus, sea shanty band High Water Mark and a there was a performance of We Didn’t Mean To Go To Sea by Holbrook Academy.

Almost 70 children and young people enjoyed sailing taster sessions on the river with the charity, Neptune Sailing, as well as a boat race with Chelmondiston Primary School and story-time sessions in a boat with Chelmondiston Playgroup. A new exhibition of photographs taken by Arthur Ransome of the building of his boat The Selina King at Pin Mill in 1938 were released from the Ransome archive for the very first time…

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