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New exhibition of Arthur Ransome’s photos as Pin Mill celebrates 80th anniversary of famous story

PUBLISHED: 13:30 16 May 2017 | UPDATED: 13:30 16 May 2017

Arthur Ransome's photos of his time at Pin Mill will form part of a new exhibition this summer. Picture: ANTHONY CULLEN

Arthur Ransome's photos of his time at Pin Mill will form part of a new exhibition this summer. Picture: ANTHONY CULLEN

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Around 1000 enthusiasts attended to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the publication of his classic children’s adventure, We Didn’t Mean To Go To Sea, set at Pin Mill, near Ipswich.

Visitors to Pin Mill this summer will be able to view photos by author Arthur Ransome of the building of his boat The Selina King. Picture: ANTHONY CULLENVisitors to Pin Mill this summer will be able to view photos by author Arthur Ransome of the building of his boat The Selina King. Picture: ANTHONY CULLEN

Performances were given by Suffolk’s mass choir, the Rabble Chorus, sea shanty band High Water Mark and a there was a performance of We Didn’t Mean To Go To Sea by Holbrook Academy.

Almost 70 children and young people enjoyed sailing taster sessions on the river with the charity, Neptune Sailing, as well as a boat race with Chelmondiston Primary School and story-time sessions in a boat with Chelmondiston Playgroup.

A new exhibition of photographs taken by Arthur Ransome of the building of his boat The Selina King at Pin Mill in 1938 were released from the Ransome archive for the very first time.

Anthony Cullen, one of the organisers of the event, alongside the Chelmondiston and Pin Mill Community Council, said “It was a truly wonderful day – so much going on, and such a lovely atmosphere. We have to thank the huge number of volunteers for their help with putting together such a fantastic event.

Around 1000 enthusiasts attended to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the publication of his classic children'’s adventure, We Didn’'t Mean To Go To Sea, set at Pin Mill. Picture: ANTHONY CULLENAround 1000 enthusiasts attended to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the publication of his classic children'’s adventure, We Didn’'t Mean To Go To Sea, set at Pin Mill. Picture: ANTHONY CULLEN

“Pin Mill is a tiny riverside hamlet and has remained mostly unchanged across the decades.

“It was wonderful to celebrate the place that inspired one of our greatest children’s authors and to bring together Ransome enthusiasts and local families and friends for the day.”

The exhibition will be open at the Pin Mill Studio throughout the summer, thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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