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Nancy Blackett’s big weekend

by Nancy Blackett
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Two days of events beside and on the lovely River Orwell began with the Nancy Blackett Trust’s AGM and Summer Social on Saturday 3rd June, and continued on Sunday with a 40-boat flotilla marking Nancy Blackett’s commemorative departure for Holland, all held at the Royal Harwich Yacht Club. This is a special year for Arthur […]

Video: Swallows and Amazons being filmed at Bowness on Windermere in 1973

by Nancy Blackett
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Watch some behind-the-scenes footage below of “Swallows and Amazons” being filmed in 1973 in Bowness-on-Windermere, the location for ‘Rio’ in Arthur Ransome’s story. The footage was shot on 16mm Bolex film… (continues below) If you enjoyed that footage, then you might like to read the second edition of Sophie Neville’s book “The Making of Swallows […]

This weekend – the Nancy Blackett AGM and flotilla!

by Nancy Blackett

This coming weekend, June 3rd and 4th, sees the Nancy Blackett Trust’s AGM and Summer Social on the Saturday, and the flotilla send -off for Nancy Blackett’s commemorative trip to Holland on the Sunday. For the Saturday Summer Social, meal bookings are now closed, but members and guests are still welcome at the afternoon talks, […]

Get your copy of the second edition of the Making of Swallows and Amazons from the Nancy Blackett Shop

by Nancy Blackett

The second edition of Sophie Neville’s “The Making of Swallows and Amazons (1974)” is now available from the Nancy Blackett Shop. The newly revised edition has just been published by the Lutterworth Press and serves as a time-capsule into the early 1970s, being replete with illustrations, film stills, and colour photographs taken during the production of […]

Get ready for Pin Mill’s Arthur Ransome Jamboree!

by Nancy Blackett

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Nancy Blackett Trust and Visit England’s Year of Literary Heroes, Pin Mill is hosting an Arthur Ransome Jamboree on Saturday 13th May. It’s part of a year-long celebration of Arthur Ransome’s links with the area, which will include a Parade of Sail headed by Nancy Blackett on 4th […]

Drink a toast to Swallows and Amazons – and support Nancy Blackett

by Nancy Blackett

Celebrate Swallows and Amazons and the start of our sailing season in style with our fabulous collection of ceramic and fine bone china mugs, available now from the Nancy Blackett Shop. Our ceramic mug designs include specially-commissioned artwork of Nancy Blackett and Swallow from our resident artist Claudia Myatt, while our two fine bone china beakers have […]

Nancy Blackett Jewellery is your ideal Easter gift

by Nancy Blackett

Treat yourself or someone special to our Nancy Blackett jewellery this Easter and you’ll be supporting the work of the Nancy Blackett Trust. You can choose from an exquisite pair of earrings, a fabulous pendant, a handsome pair of cufflinks and a subtle lapel badge, all created by our resident artist Claudia Myatt. Her range of […]

Nancy Blackett’s new mast, appeal update and more…

by Nancy Blackett

Progress continues on Nancy Blackett’s new mast. Making it began in January at specialist spar-makers Collars, while it is now at Robertsons and in the process of being prepared to drop into the hole on Nancy’s deck. The new mast, necessitated after two cracks and a visible distortion to the (very) old one, is slightly […]

Last Orders for Christmas from the Nancy Blackett Shop!

by Nancy Blackett

Attention Nancy Blackett fans in the UK, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man! It’s time for last orders for your Christmas gifts from the Nancy Blackett Shop – our books close tomorrow – Sunday 18th December! Please note that any orders for handmade jewellery will not now be delivered until later in January. We will endeavour to […]

Nancy Blackett’s Christmas Countdown: The UK

by Nancy Blackett

Attention Nancy Blackett fans in the UK, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man! You need to order your Christmas gifts from the Nancy Blackett Shop by this Sunday – 18th December! However, any orders for handmade jewellery will not now be delivered until later in January. We will endeavour to meet orders up to the dates below, […]

All We Want for Christmas is You!

by Nancy Blackett

We’ve managed to raise over £500 for Nancy Blackett from our shop in the past month, but please help us double that during this final week with your Christmas orders. If you’re shopping for last minute Christmas gifts, then please remember to shop with Nancy Blackett and help us fundraise this Christmas. Please note that […]