Video: Behind The Scenes of Swallows and Amazons (1974) – More Derwent Water

Watch a behind-the-scenes video below, shot in 1973 during the filming of “Swallows and Amazons (1974)”. Waiting around whilst filming “Swallows and Amazons” on the shore of Derwent Water in the Lake District: Albert Clarke with Sophie Neville and Jean the Driver, Jane Grendon with Terry Needham, Simon West, Neville Thompson, Margaret Causey the Tutor look on as Ronald Fraser and Ronnie Cogan get into a waiting boat. You can see the moored dinghies Swallow and Amazon behind Jean who is talking to Daphne Neville sporting her yellow and white Donny Osmond hat. 16mm footage on Bolex film…

You can read the whole story by Sophie Neville, who starred as “Titty Walker” in the film, in the second edition of her book “The Making of Swallows and Amazons (1974)“, which you can buy from our Swallows and Amazons shop.

Video © Sophie Neville. All rights reserved.