‘Away to Rio’ or Bowness on Windermere to film ‘Swallows and Amazons’ in 1973 – part one

Director Claude Whatham watching the Swallows arrive at the jetty.

Swallow with Prop men aboard, being attached to the camera boat and its waiting film crew busy setting up at Bowness-on-Windermere ~ photo: Richard Pilbrow

My diary 7th June 1973

My diary

Jane Grendon as a Passer-by with her pram in Rio Bay ~ photo: Daphne Neville
Perry Neville, in yellow and Tamzin Neville, in pink riding donkeys in Rio Bay ~ photo: Daphne Neville

‘So lucky the old Victorian boatsheds were still there then, recorded forever more. How on earth do people sanction such monstrosities as that which replaced them?’

You can read more in ‘The Secrets of Filming Swallows and Amazons (1974)’ available from Amazon Kindle here:

Author: Sophie Neville

Writer and charity fundraiser

2 thoughts on “‘Away to Rio’ or Bowness on Windermere to film ‘Swallows and Amazons’ in 1973 – part one”

  1. These photos and the video clip are brilliant! They give a really good idea as to what Bowness was like in 1973.

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