Nancy Blackett’s Northern Cruise

by Nancy Blackett
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Skipper Phil Durnford has just returned from a “furthest north” cruise at the helm of Nancy Blackett. He writes: I joined Nancy Blackett on Monday 18th August in Ipswich Dock, where she had spent the weekend as part of the OGA fleet at Maritime Ipswich. Colin Embrey as mate and Nicola Farr as crew joined me, […]

Photos: Nancy Blackett’s Maritime Ipswich

by Nancy Blackett
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Nancy Blackett had a generally successful weekend at this year’s Maritime Ipswich festival, making a number of new friends and gaining some new members for the Trust along the way.  The slideshow of our photo album from Saturday is below.

See Nancy Blackett at Maritime Ipswich this weekend

by Nancy Blackett
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Nancy Blackett will be welcoming visitors at the Maritime Ipswich festival this coming weekend. Maritime Ipswich is the annual festival held in Ipswich, Suffolk on its historic Waterfront. Situated on the River Orwell, it is just a few miles upstream from Pin Mill, where Nancy Blackett appeared as the Goblin in Arthur Ransome’s “We Didn’t […]

Swallows and Amazons 40th Anniversary: New DVD, Prizes, Screenings and More…

by Nancy Blackett
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To celebrate the fortieth anniversary and release of the restored 1974 “Swallows and Amazons” film, the Nancy Blackett Trust has teamed up with Vintage Books and Studiocanal to offer you the chance to win a bumper prize comprising: a year’s free membership of the Nancy Blackett Trust; a full set of Arthur Ransome Vintage Children’s Classics; […]

Photos: Three Ransome Boats Sail the Orwell

by Nancy Blackett
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    You can now see our slideshow below of our album from the Parade of Sail on 6th July, where for the first time ever, three of Arthur Ransome’s boats sailed together on the River Orwell: Nancy Blackett, Peter Duck and Ragged Robin III. With thanks to Bryan Davies.

    Together at Last: Three Ransome Boats Sail the Orwell

    by Nancy Blackett
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      It was, in several ways, a historic occasion: for the first time ever, three of Arthur Ransome’s boats sailed together on the River Orwell: Nancy Blackett, Peter Duck and Ragged Robin III set off from Woolverstone last Sunday, 6th July, and cruised in company the river to Levington, where they rafted up together for lunch, […]