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  1. Harry Paye 2024

    Harry Paye 2024
    Arr me hearty's it’s time for Poole's annual Pirate festival. With Harry Paye 2024 fast approaching dust off your inner pirate, and remember the legend that is Harry Paye. The main event is on Saturday 15th June, with the shenanigans beginning at 12 noon. Harry Paye was a privateer pirate employed by King Henry the 4th . He sailed the...
  2. Harry Paye Day 2023

    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...
  3. Harry Paye Day 2022

    Harry Paye Day 2022
    Harry Paye Day parade is back! Like a lot of things 2022 sees the return of many events that have been cancelled over the last 2 years. Harry Paye Day is no exception. On Saturday the 18th of June sees the parade of pirates on Poole quay. Who is Harry Paye?  Harry Paye, was a privateer and smuggler from Poole, Dorset in the late 14th and early 15th...
  4. Harry Paye Day 2019

    Harry Paye Day 2019
    Harry Paye Day 2019 The 600th anniversary of Harry Paye Day is being held on Saturday 15th June 2019! Only 4 days away! What is Harry Paye Day? Harry Paye Day is a day to celebrate and remember the life of one of Poole's most famous pirate, Harry Paye of course! Henry Paye, also known as Harry, Page or Arripaye...
  5. Talk Like A Pirate Day 2017

    Talk Like A Pirate Day 2017
    6Talk Like A Pirate Day sails away annually on Tuesday September 19th 2017. All you bilge rats, Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrgh! As you are out and about on September 19th, don’t be surprised if people are saying, “Ahoy Matie,” “Avast,” “Aye, Aye Capt’n,” “Land ho!” “Hornpipe,” and many other pirate-like phrases, because it’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day. HOW TO OBSERVE Anchor’s away...
  6. Harry Paye Pirate Day 2017

    Harry Paye Pirate Day 2017
    Did you know June the 17th 2017 is Harry Paye Day? An annual event that happens in Poole dedicated to the famous pirate Harry Paye! Who is Harry Paye? 'A good 200 years before the likes of Blackbeard, Captain Flynn, Long John Silver, Charles Vane, etc all of whom are portrayed fantastically in the series ‘Black Sails’ (If you haven’t watched...
  7. Everything you need to know about Pirates

    With Harry Paye day fast approaching, this year’s event will take place on Saturday 20th June down at Poole Quay and through the town itself, we though it was high tide that we took a look at some of the fascinating facts about pirates. This latest infographic takes a look at the so called Golden Age of Piracy  and the exploits of Blackbeard and his many cohorts. If it's got the blood pumping for a fun family day out then join us for Harry Paye day you won't be disappointed. The fun will begin at midday and run until 6pm. You will be treated to a parade of pirates and plenty of live music and entertainment, including authentic shanty singing! There will be cannon, musket and fencing displays taking place throughout the day for you to enjoy too. There really will be something for everyone including the little ones, with children’s fun fair rides and competitions for them to take part in. If you’re more interested in being on the water STS Tenacious will be docking from the 19th June and setting sail again after the celebrations on the 21st. Don't forget your costume... Continue reading →
  8. Shiver me Timbers! Talk Like a Pirate Day is Coming up Soon

    Shiver me Timbers! Talk Like a Pirate Day is Coming up Soon
    Captain-Cutthroat-CostumeAye Matey, ‘tis true! Coming up on the 19thof September is the annual International Talk like a Pirate Day. It started over a decade ago as a funny idea that was celebrated by a few friends. However, it has grown into an international celebration of pirate speech that is enjoyed all over the world. Many people have turned this event into an excuse to party with pirate themed festivities, rum drinking and much more! The History of International Talk Like a Pirate Day So how exactly did International Talk like a Pirate Day originate and how did it grow into the holiday that it is today? Continue reading →
  9. Summer Solstice 2014

    Summer Solstice 2014
    Summer Solstice 2014 Come one, come all. It's that time of year again where we celebrate the longest day of the year and the official start of Summer!  And where better to celebrate this marvellous event then Stonehenge of course? Rumour has it that it is the best place to be on the day as Stone henge has always been...
  10. GARR! Harry Paye Day is supported by Hollywood Fancy Dress.

    As you may know, 16th June this year celebrates Harry Paye Day, a day to celebrate the maritime history of Poole! The day raises money for local charities including Poole Hospital Charity and Julia’s House Children’s Hospice and has gained a lot of recognition over the last 5 years that it has run, since 2006. This day is your chance...

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