Pirate Day Hastings 2014 in photos (photo heavy!)

Arrrrrr ye scurvy currs!

This wench 'ere be about to show you what happened at ye olde pirate shindig on Sunday through the trickery of 'er picture box! Take orf your eye patch and 'ave a squint!

(Some of the photos are slightly out of focus because my beloved left the camera on manual focus, and I didn't notice because my glasses were steamed up, ha!)

There were a lot of things going on, a lot of which we didn't get to see regrettably due to the heat and humidity of the day.
  • Jack Sparrow lookalikes (who were collecting money for Great Ormond Street Hospital)
  • Grand Parade with Drummers through the Old Town
  • Pirate Crazy Golf Competition
  • Pirate and Craft Market
  • Fancy Dress Competition (open to all including the dog!)
  • Bands in Participating Venues
  • Massive Pirate Treasure Trail
  • Pirate Films being shown
  • Pirate Art Projects

Hastings Pirate Day 2014

There was this lovely Chevy truck parked up near all the Jack Sparrow lookalikes. Amazing.

What a cutie!

Hastings Pirate Day 2014 Jack Sparrow lookalike
I fell ever so slightly in lust with this fella

Hastings Pirate Day 2014

He had the mannerisms of Cap'n Jack down pat

Hastings Pirate Day 2014

Hastings Pirate Day 2014

Hastings Pirate Day 2014

This one holding the grog had loads of personality

The drummers near the lookalikes had made a fantastic effort

Mike having a toss!


I took a selfie before we left as I knew my makeup wouldn't last 5 minutes in the heat.

Here are a bunch of Mookie's photos of us. Thanks Mookie!

It was a fabulous day and I'd heartily recommend next year's Pirate Day to anyone who likes dressing up and having fun. It's a truly inclusive celebration. There were pirate dogs, pirates in wheelchairs and in mobility scooters; all ages from babes to OAPs, all sizes, all colours. There were people who wore their normal clothes who just added a weapon or head scarf, people in fancy dress kits, and people who looked like they'd spent months on their handmade outfits. It's a spectacle for the eyes and something I'm thrilled to bits is on my doorstep.

It was such a shame we were only able to wander around for a couple of hours before we headed off to Wetherspoons for a cold drink and some sustenance. The heat, humidity and crowds were just too much.

Thanks for reading!

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