Libby Purves to give the first Brian Hammett Memorial Talk

Brian Hammett, who died on 20 September 2018, was a consummate sailor and a leading member of many yachting organisations, as well as a published Arthur Ransome authority. His memory is to be honoured by the first of what we hope will become an annual series of Memorial Talks.

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Swallows and Amazons: sailing into cinema history

Arthur Ransome’s ‘Swallows & Amazons’ has been part of Sophie Neville’s life for fifty years. Filming on location in the Lake District in 1973 was only the start of her adventure centred around the classic children’s book.