Art Meets Matter Meets Ransome
Designed by the innovative design company, Art Meets Matter, the products are all based on the iconic Jonathan Cape book covers for Swallows and Amazons, Winter Holiday, Pigeon Post and We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea, which were originally published between 1930 and 1937.Read more
Sigma Press Publish A Lakeland Saga
Sigma press have announced the publication of A Lakeland Saga, by Jeremy Collingwood. Jeremy’s book is a history of the Collingwood family, from Arthur Ransome’s mentor, WG Collingwood, to WG’s grand children, Tacqui, Susie, Mavis (Titty), Roger and Brigit, whose extended visit to Bank Ground Farm in 1928 helped to inspire Swallows and Amazons.Read more
Starting to Put Ransome on the Map
In recent months we’ve been making good progress on our plans for A Ransome Home, our main project to establish and develop a permanent Ransome Centre in the southern Lake District.
Looking at a number of properties, including Lanehead Outdoor Education Centre, has helped to clarify many of the challenges and opportunities we face. It has also confirmed how important it is for the Trust to begin raising funds for A Ransome Home now. Having funds in place, even on a fairly modest scale relative to the total sums we’ll eventually require, will make a very significant difference when suitable properties appear in the future.Read more
Looking Back to HolkerRead more
First Day at Holker Hall
Many thanks to all who visited the Trust’s mini Pigeon Post exhibition at Holker Hall today. It was great to meet people and to chat about your experiences of reading Ransome, living in the South Lakes and, in a couple of cases, of your personal memories of Arthur and Evgenia Ransome.
We hope visitors also enjoyed finding out more about Ransome, his books, and the Trust’s plans.Read more
Setting Up at Holker HallRead more
A Good Weekend with TARS
Many thanks to all involved with The Arthur Ransome Society (TARS), for their hospitality at their International AGM last weekend.
TARS kindly invited the Trust to bring a display to their weekend, which took place from Friday 1 – Monday 4 June, at the Hydro Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere. Nearly 170 members attended all or part of the event, enjoying a range of Ransome-ish activities, including sailing on Windermere, a guided launch trip and a visit to see refurbishment work at Windermere Steamboat Museum. The programme also included visits to Ransome’s grave at Rusland and to one of his former homes at Lowick Hall.Read more