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.
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