Harry Paye Day 2023
Arr me O’l land lovers, it be time to take up the cutlass and fly the Jolly Rodger with pride. Harry Paye Day 2023 is upon us.. Our gentleman pirate Harry Paye, needs you! It's time to take up arms and defend our shores from French and Spanish invaders. It is time to protect and pay tribute to our beloved Robin Hood of the Seas.
Harry was a privateer in the employment of King Henry 4th, tasked with harassing the French, Spanish and Portuguese trading fleets on the high seas. He was so successful that the combined forces of Spain and France attacked Poole in 1406 in an attempt to kill Harry. However, Harry was so beloved that the townspeople took up arms to defend him; while smuggling Harry out of the city to safety.
Every year the Pirates of Poole and BCP tourism host Harry Paye Day to remember and celebrate this local hero. This year it is being held on 17th of June. The day will celebrate everything piratey. There will be a parade of pirates, live history, games, live music, sea shanties, and of course, a best-dressed pirate competition.
Harry Paye For The Kids
Harry Paye day is a family event; A perfect opportunity to get your little pirates in on the action and bring the history of Poole to life.
For The Adults
Being a pirate is all about attitude. The attitude is easiest to master when your confident in your look. With a whole pirate section Hollywood will have a look that will have you realising your inner pirate.
So come and down to the Poole store in the Dolphin centre where the staff will be happy to kit you out for this unique to Poole Harry Pay Day.