The sketch of Alma Cottage also shows the "Butt and Oyster" inn nearby (WD1). The high tide was lapping against the walls of the Butt and Oyster (WD3), and later they could see .... the old Butt and Oyster Inn at the water's edge (WD27).
The Ransomes at Pin MillEdit
When the Ransomes left Low Ludderburn for the East Coast in 1935, they first went to Broke Farm then to Harkstead Hall, and kept Selina King nearby at their Pin Mill anchorage. In 1911 Arthur had declined an offer to go sailing with the bibliographer Walter Ledger, as he was told by Oscar Wilde’s friend Robbie Ross that Ledger had episodes of homicidal mania. Later though he said he always regretted that I did not sail with him, for he kept his Blue Bird at Pin Mill, and, if I had gone, I should have known that charming anchorage twenty years earlier.(AAR pp352,142)