TARS – The Arthur Ransome Society – has taken ownership of the two iconic dinghies featured in the 1974 film of Swallows and Amazons, with the aim of restoring them in time for the film’s ... [Read More]
On this day, fifty years ago, the filming of Swallows and Amazons began in the Lake District, writes Sophie Neville… 14th May 1973 was the first day of making the original movie Swallows & ... [Read More]
Members of the Nancy Blackett Trust can now book for this year’s Annual General Meeting and Summer Social in June at the Royal Harwich Yacht Club. The AGM starts at 11am on Saturday 17th June, ... [Read More]
Marking the coronation of HM King Charles III, Sophie Neville looks at the many connections between the Royal Family and Swallows and Amazons since it was first published in 1930. HM Queen Elizabeth ... [Read More]
You can visit and sail the Nancy Blackett, once owned by “Swallows and Amazons” author Arthur Ransome and the star of his novel “We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea”, the seventh book of his “Swallows and Amazons” series, and probably his best sailing novel.
Nancy Blackett, lightly disguised in the book as the Goblin, was named after the “Amazon” pirate girl character who featured in “Swallows and Amazons”.
Nancy Blackett was Arthur Ransome’s favourite yacht and is now owned by the Nancy Blackett Trust, preserving her as a living part of the Arthur Ransome heritage. Each year many Ransome fans enjoy the experience of sailing her, and many more visit her at maritime events.
Explore our website to find out more about Nancy Blackett’shistory, how you can sail her, how you can help support her, and the mission and work of the Nancy Blackett Trust.
Nancy Blackett passes Pin Mill, June 2017.
Photo: Bill Wallace-King.