Arthur Ransome Trust

Putting the Author of Swallows and Amazons on the Map

“Swallows and Amazons for ever!” Welcome to the ART Website

The Arthur Ransome Trust (ART) exists to help people discover, re-discover, appreciate and enjoy the life and works of Arthur Ransome (1884 – 1967), author of Swallows and Amazons. The Trust is working to establish a permanent Arthur Ransome Centre in the southern Lake District. On the way to achieving this we are also developing a range of exciting projects, including exhibitions, displays and resource materials. Read more at our Welcome page

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Discover Arthur Ransome's many works

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Take a tour of our Ransome and Swallows & Amazons Projects

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Who was Arthur Ransome? Author, sailor, journalist, spy...?

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Latest Arthur Ransome, Arthur Ransome Trust and Swallows & Amazons News

Ready for Anything at Coniston

Go to event report in previous EventsART’s second 2014 Voyage of Discovery to Coniston Water took place at the Coniston Country Fair, on July 20.

You can read a full report, and see more pictures, in our Previous Events and Galleries sections.

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Getting Prepared for Coniston

Current and Future EventsWe’re looking forward to the Coniston Country Fair, this coming Sunday, 20 July, where we will be bringing an enhanced display, complete with “Ready for Anything?” activities. Now we just have to hope we’ll be ready ourselves.

If you are in or anywhere near Coniston, on Sunday, do come and say “hello”. It will be great to see you there!

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Three Pieces of Ransome Nautical History

Good news from the River Orwell, where three of Arthur Ransome’s yachts, Nancy Blackett, Peter Duck and Ragged Robin III, sailed together for the first time on 6 July.

The Nancy Blackett Trust website has a full report and photos.

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