Between August 15th and 17th we are having our usual annual camp at Cobnor, near Chichester. We light fires, go sailing, look at the stars, swim, and much more. You can stay overnight or visit for just a day.
Booking forms for this event will be sent out to Southern members by email and post nearer the time. Members from other regions please phone/email to get hold of a form as you are welcome too!
Last year there were 43 adults and 30 juniors having a great deal of fun.
Bring a boat if you can, or be press-ganged as crew aboard someone else’s. We regret to report that Swallow (the film version) will be unable to attend this time.
On Saturday September 20th we will be visiting Greenwich. This will include a visit to the Cutty Sark in the morning, so please meet there at 10am. Lunch will be found in Greenwich before we visit the National Maritime Museum in the afternoon.
The cost to visit the Cutty Sark is £12 or £9.50 concessions or £6.50 for a child. The National Maritime Museum is free. For anyone who has not recently been to either of these, they will find a lot of changes. Both are fascinating to anyone interested in nautical matters.
Please note the new location; we will be meeting on the South coast instead of the usual spot!
Held this year in Chidham Village Hall (at postcode PO18 8TP, on the main road through Chidham), very near to where we hold our summer camp, not far from Chichester. We will be hearing from Claudia Myatt the well known illustrator and author, who has illustrated the Strong Winds trilogy by Julia Jones and also is the artist used by the Nancy Blackett Trust. As well as a speaker we are going to have our own regional members’ forum: a chance for everyone to talk about how they see the Society going, are people happy with our events? what other events might we do? what are people’s concerns? what suggestions do people have for the future? etc. Come prepared to discuss and drink tea.
We will have two floors to use, so juniors can have their own activities; this year it is cake decoration and flag making. The nearest railway station is Nutbourne, 8 minute’s walk away.
Revival of 2010 Production
Swallows and Amazons
Written by Arthur Ransome
Adapted for the stage by Helen Edmundson
With songs by Neil Hannon
Directed by Tom Morris
Revival directed by Pieter Lawman
A Bristol Old Vic production
A tour of the young adult Ransome’s haunts.
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.
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.
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.