Poets inspired by Swallows and Amazons

From Northwest News & Features

Entries came in from across the globe for a poetry competition organised by the owners of an iconic Lake District farm with a literary heritage.

Shayla and Jonathon Batty created the contest asking for poems about their home, Bank Ground Farm at Coniston, or Swallows and Amazons, the classic Arthur Ransome children’s story which has strong connections to their farm.

The winner was 73 year old Bob Cuming from Hamilton, New Zealand, a member of the International Arthur Ransome Society and lifelong fan of Swallows and Amazons.

“We have only been the one time to the Lake District but remember it so well because of my Swallows and Amazons interest,” he said. “We caught up with a lot of the sights including Bank Ground Farm…”

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