Nancy Blackett’s big weekend

From the Nancy Blackett Trust

Two days of events beside and on the lovely River Orwell began with the Nancy Blackett Trust’s AGM and Summer Social on Saturday 3rd June, and continued on Sunday with a 40-boat flotilla marking Nancy Blackett’s commemorative departure for Holland, all held at the Royal Harwich Yacht Club.

This is a special year for Arthur Ransome fans – 3rd June was the exact date of his death 50 years ago; 2017 is also the 80th anniversary of the publication of “We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea” – the Ransome book set on the River Orwell, in which Nancy Blackett appears as the Goblin – and the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Nancy Blackett Trust, set up to preserve Ransome’s favourite boat…

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