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  1. 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...
  2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Movie Release

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Movie Release
    Six long years we have waited for the next installment of Pirate's of The Caribbean... that's practically a lifetime in movie years! But on May the 25th 2017 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is finally washing up on UK shores and we cannot wait! Pirates are back - what's the adventure this time? 'Jack is back...
  3. Talk Like A Pirate Day!

    Talk Like A Pirate Day!
    Talk Like A PirateAvast! Possibly one of the best and most comical international days has to be Talk Like A Pirate day! We all do it now and then, whether we like to admit it or not, but on September 19th you can say it loud and proud! What’s It All About? Well in 1995 two men with little to no skill in racquetball began to encourage each other by shouting piratey encouragement and mild insults during a game. They enjoyed it so much that they decided then and there that there should be a holiday where everyone has to talk like a pirate! For seven years John Baur and Mark Summers celebrated their holiday between themselves and friends, until they chanced upon the e-mail of a man they wanted to be the spokesman for their event, Dave Barry. In 2002, after a cheeky e-mail correspondence, they manage to get him hooked! After having their event published by the well known columnist, their event took off! Continue reading →
  4. Harry Paye Day Is Back!

    Harry Paye Day Is Back!
    Arrrr! It’s that time of year again land lubbers! The Pirates of Poole are taking over the Quay for Harry Paye Day! The Pirates of Poole are a local community group who strive to keep the maritime history of Poole alive and they also hold events to raise money for local charities and causes. In 2006 they began an event to celebrate Poole’s most famous and notorious pirate of all and thus Harry Paye Day was born! The day was such a success that it became an annual celebration. Who Was Harry Paye? Harry Paye certainly made a name for himself in the 15th Century, so much so that you still hear the tales to this day. Both Paye and his ship, the Mary , appear in the Kings records as being a transport to Spain, but the Spaniards marked him as a thief. He is said to have stolen the gold cross from the Church of Finisterre... We wouldn’t put it past him! Paye became notorious for burning the Spanish city of Gijion, home of his lover Countess Isabel. All of his terrible escapades drove the Spanish to seek revenge on the dreaded Arripaye! In 1405 passing Spanish and French Galleys discovered that Poole was the home of their nemesis and unleashed a deadly fighting force upon the town. When Harry Paye got wind of destruction to his home and that his brother fell in the horrific battle, he took action! He gathered a fleet of ships and captured French and Spanish cargo vessels, seizing copious amounts of booty, including rather of lot of high quality wine. Paye took the cargo back to Poole and shared it with the town’s people in hope that it would ease the suffering that he bought to them. According to the stories they feasted and drank for days after. Continue reading →
  5. 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 →
  6. Harry Paye Day 2015

    Harry Paye Day 2015
    Arrrr! It’s that time of year again land lubbers! The Pirates of Poole are taking over the Quay for Harry Paye Day!Paye The Pirates of Poole are a local community group striving to keep the maritime history of Poole alive and they also hold events to raise money for local charities and causes. In 2006 they began an event to celebrate Poole’s most famous and notorious pirate of all and thus Harry Paye Day was born! The day was such a success that it became an annual celebration. Who Was Harry Paye? Harry Paye certainly made a name for himself in the 15th Century, so much so that you still hear the tales to this day. Both Paye and his ship, the Mary , appear in the Kings records as being a transport to Spain, but the Spaniards marked him as a thief. He is said to have stolen the gold cross from the Church of Finisterre... We wouldn’t put it past him! Paye became notorious for burning the Spanish city of Gijion, home of his lover Countess Isabel. All of his terrible escapades drove the Spanish to seek revenge on the dreaded Arripaye! In 1405 passing Spanish and French Galleys discovered that Poole was the home of their nemesis and unleashed a deadly fighting force upon the town. When Harry Paye got wind of destruction to his home and that his brother fell in the horrific battle, he took action! He gathered a fleet of ships and captured French and Spanish cargo vessels, seizing copious amounts of booty, including rather of lot of high quality wine. Paye took the cargo back to Poole and shared it with the town’s people in hope that it would ease the suffering that he bought to them. According to the stories they feasted and drank for days after. Continue reading →

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