Sunday, 15 March 2009

Swallows and Amazons

I visited an Ephemera shop in the Somerset town of Frome. I always look for interesting photographs, original negatives and documents. This seaside snapshot, from before the Second World War, caught my eye and the confident gaze of the children reminded me of Arthur Ransome's wonderful book - Swallows and Amazons. I hope they had happy lives, but I will never know. I cannot research it as there is no caption on the reverse . . . It might be interesting to speculate on what happened to them in later life. Study their faces and tell me what you think the future held for them.

I have some other photographs and will share some of them with you in future posts.


  1. I like this one, as the possibilities of what their day was about is fun to think about. You may be right...pirates! To me, they look like something from Peter Pan...

  2. Thanks, Teri. Pirates? Now there's a thought, but I don't think they have put up the Jolly Roger, yet . . . Peter Pan sounds just right!