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Review by Captain Jellybones on 21st September, 2010

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PIRATES INVADE WHITBY Whitby Pirate Days Third Year On Saturday 18th September pirates from all around England came to Whitby to enjoy the annual 'Whitby Pirate Day'. Eye patches, feathered hats and cutlasses surrounded the bandstand and with so many pirates in one place the odd skirmish was bound to happen! The day was organised by Lorraine Smeltzer and Charlotte Herlingshaw from Guisborough, who once again joined up with their old friends the Whitby International Pirate Society (WhIPS) and Angie Tailor from North East Live, to create a family friendly event. The day began at 10am around Whitbys bandstand with music, crafts, games, and face painting all the way through until 6pm. Joe Solo handed out instruments to the audience and had them join in with him for some time before he decided to have a break and let the crowd play themselfs, declaring ''Whitby has rhythm!''. Local duo 'The Gurly Wurlys' brought a wonderful twist to some modern songs and had feet taping all around. The day drew to a close with the crowd singing and dancing along to a cover of 'Drunken sailor'. By the end of the day the pirates had managed to plunder £570.62 for the R.N.L.I. and many of the boys were sporting beautiful pink bandanas compliments of the talanted face painter and a few mischivious wenches! Cristina from Thornaby on Tees said: ''It was a really good day, good entertainment & Some amazing outfits!'' Organisers: ''Each year we get more and more people coming to join in and their costumes just get better, even the bands dressed for the occaision! As always we would like to thank everyone who gave their time to help us in supporting the R.N.L.I. and creating another fantastic day for everyone.'' Whitby Pirate Day began in May 2008 when the two girls were discussing ideas for a joint birthday celebration, the idea seemed to grow and they decided to make it an event to raise money for the R.N.L.I. If you would like to know anymore about Whitby Pirate Day their website is www.whitbypirateday.co.uk, where you can also find information about the WhIPS, North East Live and other people who help make the day what it is.

Date visited: 18th Sept 2010

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