WHEN I was a child, the classic tale Swallows And Amazons made me dream of disappearing into the wilds with nothing but a boat, a tent and a big pointy stick. Continue reading Boating on the Norfolk Broads is the ultimate relaxing staycation
Nancy Blackett and three other vessels were recently involved in returning a 21ft yacht to a mooring after it was found drifting in mid-channel on the River Orwell near Levington. Nancy Blackett was… Continue reading Nancy Blackett Rescues Drifting Yacht!
There’s a whole load of exciting Swallows and Amazons events coming up over the next few weeks. Starting this evening, there’s the official book launch of “Swallows, Amazons and Coots: A Reading of Arthur Ransome” by Julian Lovelock at the University … Continue reading Upcoming Swallows and Amazons Events for the Autumn
As part of this weekend’s Heritage Open Days, you can go on a free behind-the-scenes tour of Steam Yacht Gondola this evening, Gondola is considered the inspiration for Captain Flint’s Houseboat in Arthur Ransomes’ story of “Swallows & Amazons”… Continue reading Go on a free behind-the-scenes tour of Steam Yacht Gondola this evening
I think Jim Searle might have given me this lovely photograph of Titmouse, and that it might have been taken when the boys from Norfolk who played the Death and Glories were given sailing lessons prior to filming in the summer of 1983… Continue reading #TBT – The boats used for filming the BBC drama ‘Coot Club’ on the Norfolk Broads in 1983
Nicola Farr and Richard Wainwright tell the story of this year’s August Cruise. During her recent August cruise, Nancy Blackett and crew visited Aldeburgh Yacht Club’s Lapwing ‘World Championship’ … Continue reading Photos: Nancy Blackett’s August Cruise
Sailboat owner Rob Boden is among the extras to make a fleeting appearance on screen in Swallows and Amazons. Continue reading 1950s boat makes the cut for new Swallow
‘Unlike other films, ‘Swallows and Amazons’ is within children’s reach,’ I was told last weekend. It’s true any child can pretend that their bed is a sailing dinghy taking them out to a deserted island where they can camp. Continue reading Bringing ‘Swallows and Amazons’ within reach