From the Nancy Blackett Trust
Nancy Blackett Trust’s exhibition project wins National Lottery support
The Nancy Blackett Trust has received £8,300-plus from the Heritage Lottery Fund for its project to present Arthur Ransome’s own photos of the building of his yacht Selina King at Pin Mill, Suffolk, in 1938.
Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the photographs will go on permanent display at the Pin Mill Studio on May 13th as part of the riverside hamlet’s Arthur Ransome Jamboree, which marks the start of a summer-long celebration of the local author who died 50 years ago this year. They were originally taken by the Arthur Ransome as part of a plan to write a book about building the boat that was to be the successor to Nancy Blackett. They were discovered in an album in the Ransome archive in the Brotherton Library Special Collection at Leeds University…