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Local newspaper cutting of Claude Whatham rehearsing  scene from 'Swallows & Amazons' (1974)

Local newspaper cutting of Claude Whatham rehearsing scene from 'Swallows & Amazons' (1974)

'Tatty' for 'Titty' as classic Swallows and Amazons tale is updated (From The Westmorland Gazette)

BOSSES at the BBC have changed the name of one of the main characters in the upcoming feature film remake of Arthur Ransome’s classic…

The crew of 'Swallows & Amazons' filming on the jetty at Bowness-on- Windermere in Cumbria in 1973 ~ photo Martin Neville

The crew of 'Swallows & Amazons' filming on the jetty at Bowness-on- Windermere in Cumbria in 1973 ~ photo Martin Neville

Virginia McKenna on location on Peel Island in 1973, when she played Mary Walker in The Theatre Projects film of SWALLOWS & AMAZONS (1974)

Virginia McKenna on location on Peel Island in 1973, when she played Mary Walker in The Theatre Projects film of SWALLOWS & AMAZONS (1974)

Arthur Ransome spent his own holidays on Coniston Water as a child and would run down to dip his hands in the lake as we did when we arrived there as children to re-enact his iconic story in 1973.

Arthur Ransome spent his own holidays on Coniston Water as a child and would run down to dip his hands in the lake as we did when we arrived there as children to re-enact his iconic story in

Low Ludderburn, Mr and Mrs Arthur Ransome's home in the Lake District. Arthur Ransome wrote 'Swallows and Amazons' on the first floor of this barn keeping his Troijan car, or Rattletrap, in the wooden garage outside.

Low Ludderburn, Mr and Mrs Arthur Ransome's home in the Lake District. Arthur Ransome wrote 'Swallows and Amazons' on the first floor of this barn keeping his Troijan car, or Rattletrap, in the wooden garage outside.

Sophie Neville on the camera pontoon used extensively during the filming of SWALLOWS & AMASZONS (1974)

Sophie Neville on the camera pontoon used extensively during the filming of SWALLOWS & AMASZONS

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