This page contains information about the Northern Region of TARS

  • Welcome to the Northern Region Pages!

The Arthur Ransome Society’s Northern Region includes Cumbria, Northumbria, Tyneside, County Durham, Teeside, Yorkshire, Humberside, Lancashire, Cheshire, the Isle of Man & Northern Ireland.

Getting in Touch with Us

Our Committee members are:

Veronica Priest, Helen Lewis, Elizabeth Williams, Ann Farr

Members: please refer to your 2017 Events Calendar for full contact details.Non-members: please use the Society’s Contact details, making it clear you wish to speak to TARS Northern Region.

Forthcoming events


Our forthcoming events are advertised on the Upcoming Events page of the TARS Website.

For convenience, here  is our next event(s) with link(s) for more information

Please join us for our next event which is in Manchester on Saturday 28th October, with Julian Lovelock author of Swallows, Amazons and Coots, who will be giving us a talk on his book. Bring your own for him to sign!

The meeting will start at 11am.

We will meet in the main entrance foyer of Central Library and move downstairs when all are gathered. The Library cafe is available just beyond the foyer for those who arrive early.

We will finish at lunch time, but members are invited to share lunch together in the cafe (bring own or buy from cafe) then, depending on the weather, join us for a walk in AR’s footsteps around the Manchester streets.

Members are free to depart whenever they wish/have to.

In case it is of help to anyone, Deansgate is actually the nearer station to the Central Library.