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

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

Thanet’s trail of 17 famous authors to celebrate for the 2017 Year of Literary Heroes

Swallows and Amazons author Arthur Ransome also has connections with the area. Ransome (1884–1967), whose books launched a million childhood sailing dreams, enjoyed regular visits to Ramsgate Royal Harbour and during one trip he saw a picture of a child in a red cap – inspiring the famous headgear of Amazon pirate girls Nancy and Peggy Blackett… Continue reading Thanet’s trail of 17 famous authors to celebrate for the 2017 Year of Literary Heroes