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Arthur Ransome's Nancy Blackett entered the Norfolk Broads on Saturday (7th July) for the first time in over 20 years, as part of her East Coast summer cruise. Nancy Blackett enters Oulton Broad, 7th July 2018. Photo Peter Willis. She passed through Oulton railway swing bridge and the lifting road bridge, and then Mutford Lock at about 11am to enter Oulton Broad. Then, with Japanese Ransome fan Tomoko Sakagami among the crew – and equipped with the correct Broads paraphernalia (mud-weight, rond anchors and a quant pole) – she proceeded, partly under sail, up the River Waveney to spend the night at Beccles. Nancy Blackett motors up Oulton Broad, 7th July 2018. Photo Peter Willis. Nancy Blackett is planning to spend about a week on the Broads' southern system. She was last here in 1996, when the Nancy Blackett Appeal was raising funds to buy her, and Nancy Blackett Trust founder Peter Willis, and Andy Morley, one of the present crew, visited her at the Vintage Wooden Boat