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An Arthur Ransome weekend at the Norfolk Broads Yacht Club | | Swallows and Amazons
Sophie Neville with the yacht 'Goldfish' sailing on Wroxham Broad. A celebration of Arthur Ransome's Norfolk Broads stories and boats was held at the Norfolk Broads Yacht Club's Open Day over a glorious May Day Bank Holiday weekend, as Sophie Neville reports... For the May Day Bank Holiday weekend, I travelled up to Wroxham with my camera and memory stick for the Norfolk Broads Yacht Club's Open Day. They were celebrating life on the Broads in the 1930s, along with the books by Arthur Ransome that are set in East Anglia. We were blessed by such glorious weather that almost everybody seemed to be sailing when I arrived. A number of vessels that appeared in the BBC TV adaptations of "Coot Club" and "The Big Six" entitled "Swallows and Amazons Forever!" were on display at the club, including Titmouse, the dinghy belonging to Tom Dudgeon in the story, that normally resides at Hunter's Yard in Norfolk. She is no longer seaworthy. Tom's punt, the Dreadnaught, was pulled up alongside an