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Nancy Blackett Trust launches Arthur Ransome’s East Coast Celebration

From the Nancy Blackett Trust

The Arthur Ransome’s East Coast Celebration was launched last Thursday (27th April) at the Royal Harwich Yacht Club, with help from the Nancy Blackett Trust’s President Peter Willis.

He opened the proceedings by reminding guests of Arthur Ransome’s close associations with the area – moving to the River Orwell to enjoy some offshore sailing, buying the Nancy Blackett and then putting her – as the Goblin – into “We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea”. “Nancy Blackett,” he said, “had returned to the Orwell to be restored, and now sails here as a permanent reminder of Ransome’s links with the East Coast.”

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