Watch a behind-the-scenes video below, shot in 1973 during the filming of “Swallows and Amazons (1974)”. A montage of behind the scenes footage of the actors and crew preparing to shoot a swimming scene at Peel Island on Coniston Water for the feature film, “Swallows and Amazons”, featuring: Suzanna Hamilton & Sophie Neville in swim suits, David Blagden, Simon West, Stephen Grendon, Kit Seymour, Terry Smith, Lesley Bennett, Jane Grendon looking at slides watched by Ronnie Cogan, Gareth Tandy and Claude Whatham. David Cadwallader loads the camera boat, for Director of Photography Dennis Lewiston, and Eddie Collins. Sophie poses for the camera with her mother Daphne before swimming in Coniston Water, which was icy cold.
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.
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