Lovely Aldeburgh on the Suffolk Coast
StudioCanal’s special re-mastered version of the classic film ‘Swallows & Amazons’ (1974)
was shown at the Aldeburgh cinema with a Q&A afterwards with Sophie Neville who played Titty speaking to the actress Diana Quick.
Sophie was signing the last first edition copies of ‘The Making of Swallows & Amazons’.
Opposite the cinema, books by Arthur Ransome, who once lived in Suffolk
adorn the shelves of the award-wining Aldeburgh Bookshop
The sun shone and holiday makers enjoyed the beach
where you can buy fresh seafood and chat to the fisherman.
Swallow, the lugsail dingy that starred in the 1974 film
was sailing with the Aldeburgh Junior Lapwings who had a Swallows and Amazons regatta that weekend. You can read about what they got up to here.
Thanks go to The Aldeburgh Bookshop for their sponsorship
They stock ‘The Making of Swallows and Amazons (1974)’ published by The Lutterworth Press
6 thoughts on “Swallows & Amazons in Aldeburgh”
How does one get a ticket and when is the film going to be shown?
Thank you, John. I took the photographs last time I was at Aldebrugh Bookshop but feel they would be improved by trimming.
Let me know if you can come or can send friends.
The film will be shown on Sat 23rd July at 4.00pm (only) and tickets can be purchased from Aldebrugh Cinema.
Here is the link (also on my website):
Aldeburgh is a wonderful place, ideal for screening ‘Swallows and Amazons’ I would think. Think bookshop is brilliant, a treasure trove!
The bookshop is a treasure trove. I can’t imagine Aldeburgh without it.
Neither can I.