Calendar

Oct
10
Sat
From AR own Correspondent @ Manchester Central Library
Oct 10 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

An opportunity for Tars in the south of our Region to meet and learn something of AR at the time when he was writing for the Manchester Guardian.

We meet in the Library cafe at 10.30. There is a room on the lower ground floor in which we can hear a presentation by Margaret Ratcliffe based on AR’s diary entries from this time.

After lunch we can explore the city centre and find some of the places that AR knew.

Mar
12
Sat
Northern Region AGM @ Bolton Abbey Village Hall
Mar 12 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Northern Members of TARS are cordially invited to attend the AGM, to be held in Bolton Abbey Village Hall near Skipton in North Yourkshire, starting at 11.00 for registration and coffee.

AGM meeting at 11.30 then a Bring Your Own Lunch in Company followed by a special reading of AR’s Play ‘Aladdin’ written in 1928 for the girls of Withington School, Manchester. (By kind permission of the Executors of the Arthur Ransome Estate.)

Any ideas for future events or offers of help on the committee woudl be very welcome. Please contact the secretary, Helen Lewis

 

Mar
22
Tue
Service of Thanksgiving for the late Patricia Mockridge @ St Helens Church, Ranworth
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

a service of thanksgiving on Tuesday 22 March at 12 noon at St Helen’s Church, Ranworth, Norwich, NR13 6HT.  There will be refreshments afterwards nearby.

 

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If you would like to donate in Patricia’s memory, we have decided to collect jointly for two causes dear to her heart; St Helen’s Church, Ranworth and The Broads Charitable Trust.  Cheques made payable to Gordon Barber Donation account c/o Gordon Barber Funeral Directors, Horning Road West, Hoveton, NR12 8QJ.

Jun
11
Sat
Wade Walk – now cancelled.
Jun 11 all-day
Jun
22
Wed
Eastern Angles Production of WDMTGTS @ Hush House, Bentwaters Park, Woodbridge
Jun 22 @ 7:24 pm – Jul 9 @ 7:54 pm

About “We Didn’t Mean To Go To Sea @ The Hush House”

A Summer revival of one of most popular shows, We Didn’t Mean To Go To Sea.

Fresh from their ‘Swallows and Amazons’ adventures, John, Susan, Roger and Titty pitch up at Suffolk’s Pin Mill ready to take on the challenges of the East Coast.

When the children are invited aboard the ‘Goblin’ they have no idea that their world is about to become a larger and scarier place.

Left alone in charge of the boat they find themselves battling the elements and fighting for survival on the open seas.

Nick Woods’ wonderful adaptation of the classic Arthur Ransome novel can be seen at The Hush House at Bentwaters Parks in Suffolk and at Nene Park in Peterborough during July 2016.

Jan
21
Sat
AR’s Birthday Party Jan 21st 2017 @ Natland Villae Hall
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm

Please come to our Party.

We will be at the Natland Village Hall near Kendal on Saturday 21st January 2017, from 11.00 till 3,30.

Our theme book is Great Northern? There will be quizzes and games and a CAKE.

Love to see you all there!

Mar
25
Sat
Northern Region AGM @ Langcliffe Village Institute
Mar 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Members are encouraged to attend the TARS Northern Region AGM. This will be held at the Village Institute in Langcliffe, near Settle, BD24 9NF at 11.00. In the afternoon there will be an illustrated talk on the 2016 TARS Trip to the Baltic in search of AR.

Bring your own Lunch, drinks provided.

Bring and Buy Book stall and ART stall.

Jun
3
Sat
From Coniston to the Kremlin AR’s Russian Adventures @ Ruskin Museum
Jun 3 @ 10:30 am – 6:30 pm

An all day event to mark AR’s 50th anniversary, open to all Tars.

We meet at the Ruskin Museum at 10.30 for 11.00 visit to the Exhibition about AR’s journey to Russia at the time of the revolution. We will have to pay for entry to the Museum.

In the afternoon there is an opportunity to stroll around Tarn Howes or reacquaint yourselves with AR related sites around Coniston.

At 6.00 pm we reconvene at Rusland Church for the annual remembrance time at AR’s graveside. We have hired the Reading Room at the church for a bring-your-own picnic tea.

Jul
28
Fri
Loch Ken Camp. @ Galloway Activity Centre
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm

Joint TARS Scotland and Northern Regions Camp
Friday July 28th to Sunday August 6th 2017
After two successful years at Hoathwaite it would be great to have another camp next year and
Diana Wright has passed the baton to us, Elizabeth Williams and Chris Rosindale. The Northern IAGM is at Coniston is in 2018 so we won’t be returning until after that. We’ve looked really hard, but we couldn’t find a suitable lakeside site that would take a group booking in high season, provide cheap or free boat launching, and glamping options, in the Lake District.
However we’ve found a lovely site at Loch Ken in south-west Scotland. There are a variety of more upmarket glamping options as well as cheap camping and boat launching. A pity that it isn’t on Derwentwater but you can’t have everything! See what the site offers on:

https://www.lochken.co.uk/

If we want further adventure we can go wild camping for one night on either a wooded spit jutting out into the Loch or (!) on a wooded island. The centre will ferry us there and back in their own boats or we could probably use our own if enough are brought. There are different activities offered, including archery, climbing, zip wire and kayaking, so Outlaws (and those of us who are inner Outlaws) could be kept entertained off the water as well as afloat.Loch Ken is 9 miles long. Bridged by a disused railway viaduct just North of the village of Parton, it is
essentially in 2 halves – though through navigation for small boats is unobstructed by the railway viaduct. The Northern half, from the viaduct up to edge of New Galloway village, has an almost Lake District feel, with hilly woodland and upland farmland reaching the water’s edge. The Southern half, from the viaduct down to Crossmichael village, lies between gentle pastureland and is full of little bays, islands, and coves, with many reed-beds, giving it an almost Coot Club/Norfolk Broads feel. As a result, the Loch offers a very attractive setting for Arthur Ransome-inspired activities. It is quieter, and easier to drive to than Coniston, Windermere, Derwentwater or Ullswater, which I hope would compensate for it being a bit further north.
Loch Ken is somewhere TARS has never explored before, so it would be a first for us.

If you are interested in joining us please e-mail elizabeth.williams10@aol.com as soon as possible so that we can send you information and have an idea about how many pitches for tents, caravans, campervans we need to book ( it’s a small site) and who may be joining us in more sophisticated accommodation. If you decide you do want to join us then please could you book your preferred accommodation option directly with the Galloway Activity Centre (GAC) (please use the Booking Reference ‘TARS2017’, so that the GAC can try and group us together on the site) – details for doing so can be found on their website. You can of course join us and leave us when you wish.

Elizabeth Williams and Chris Rosindale

Jan
20
Sat
TARS East Birthday Lunch @ Butt & Oyster, Pin Mill
Jan 20 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

The Arthur Ransome Society
AR’s Birthday Lunch
12.30 pm for 1 pm on Saturday 20th January, 2018
in the upper Room of the Butt & Oyster, Pin Mill IP9 1JW
Encountering the Ransomes: Excerpts from the new DVD
Please book with menu choices below (eg 1a, 2c) by January 15th with Ted & Diana Evans (01394 388295; secretary.east@arthur-ransome.org.uk)
Prices include gratuities for service
£2 extra for Birthday Cake as dessert.

1.Starters
a. Homemade soup – with fresh bread (v) £5.50
b. Devilled Whitebait – with harissa mayonnaise £7
c. Smoked Mackerel Pate – with cornbread croutes £6.50
d. Crevettes (king prawns in the shell) – cooked in garlic butter and served with fresh bread £7
e. Falafel – with harrisa yoghurt & humous £6.50

2. Mains
a. Fish & Chips – in Adnams beer batter, with garden peas, chips & tartare sauce £14
b. 8oz Beef Burger -served in a seeded semi brioche bun, with sliced tomato & red onion, lettuce, tomato chutney & chips £14
c. Hand-cut Ham Steak – lightly grilled, with fried eggs, chips, tomato & red onion salad & mustard mayonnaise £14
d. Proctors Suffolk Pride Sausages with mashed potato, braised red cabbage and vegetable of the day £13
e. Spinach, Mushroom & Chickpea Stew – with tomato, fennel, butternut squash & chilli sauce with garlic ciabatta bread £12
f. Falafel Burger – chickpeas with coriander, cumin and garlic served with humous, tomato, red onion & lettuce in a seeded semi brioche bun with sweet potato fries £11
g. Super Food Salad with Pan-Seared Mackerel Fillets – quinoa, cherry tomato, carrot, beetroot, edamame, chickpeas, alfalfa sprouts and chia seeds with a garlic, lemon, parsley and olive oil dressing £12

PLEASE LET TED EVANS HAVE YOUR CHOICES (eg 1c, 2b) BY PHONE/MAIL/EMAIL BY 15th January at the latest.

Copies of the DVD will be available on the day at £20 each. Please indicate how many you wish to purchase.

DIRECTIONS to Butt & Oyster (IP9 1JP)
From A14:-
Leave at Ipswich Central (A137) just west of the Orwell Bridge. Follow A137 towards Ipswich, but turn right at the roundabout at the bottom of the hill onto the B1456. Follow B1456 under Orwell Bridge, and through Woolverstone and Chelmondiston, taking the last left turn as you leave Chelmondiston on the road marked to Pin Mill and the river. Park in the Pay & Display CP on the left immediately before the river. The Butt & Oyster is on the riverfront on your right.