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At Havethwaite Railway Station in 2012. This was used a a film location by Richard Pilbrow for the opening scenes of the movie SWALLOWS & AMAZONS (1974)

At Havethwaite Railway Station in 2012. This was used a a film location by Richard Pilbrow for the opening scenes of the movie SWALLOWS & AMAZONS (1974)

The new Harbour Pictures film of ‘Swallows and Amazons’ starring Rafe Spall, Andrew Scott and Kelly Macdonald will be released to the UK public on DVD and Blu-ray on 12th December 2016.…

The new Harbour Pictures film of ‘Swallows and Amazons’ starring Rafe Spall, Andrew Scott and Kelly Macdonald will be released to the UK public on DVD and Blu-ray on 12th December 2016.…

The vinyl LP that accompanied the film 'Swallows & Amazons' narrated by David Wood the screenwriter with a full music score by the composer Wilfred Josephs. the front cover includes phtographs of Virginia McKenna, Sophie Neville, Simon West, Suzanna Hamilton, Sten Grendon and Ronald Fraser on location in the Lake District where the original book by Arthur Ransome was written.

The vinyl LP that accompanied the film 'Swallows & Amazons' narrated by David Wood the screenwriter with a full music score by the composer Wilfred Josephs. the front cover includes phtographs of Virginia McKenna, Sophie Neville, Simon West, Suzanna Hamilton, Sten Grendon and Ronald Fraser on location in the Lake District where the original book by Arthur Ransome was written.

The Swallows rowing into Rio, the town which in reality is Bowness-on-Windermere. Sadly the old green boatsheds in the background have been replaced with a modern development but you can still walk along the jetty and take a steamer to Lakehead and the take a ride on the steam railway featured in the film.

The Swallows rowing into Rio, the town which in reality is Bowness-on-Windermere. Sadly the old green boatsheds in the background have been replaced with a modern development but you can still walk along the jetty and take a steamer to Lakehead and the take a ride on the steam railway featured in the film.

TSSY Esperance at the Windermere Steamboat Museum in the Lake District in 2011. she was also an inspiration for Captian Flint's houseboat ~ photo Sophie Neville

TSSY Esperance at the Windermere Steamboat Museum in the Lake District in 2011. she was also an inspiration for Captian Flint's houseboat ~ photo Sophie Neville

Swallow about to leave the Houseboat on Derwentwater whilst filming in 1973. Simon West, Suzanna Hamilton, Sophie Neville and Stephen Grendon play the Walker children. Property Master Bob Hedges is on deck ~ photo Daphne Neville

Swallow about to leave the Houseboat on Derwentwater whilst filming in 1973. Simon West, Suzanna Hamilton, Sophie Neville and Stephen Grendon play the Walker children. Property Master Bob Hedges is on deck ~ photo Daphne Neville

Battle of Houseboat Bay ~ The film director and camera crew afloat on Derwentwater in 1973

Battle of Houseboat Bay ~ The film director and camera crew afloat on Derwentwater in 1973

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