Introduction and update - The Original Conwy Pirate Festival 2020

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Here it be at last me hearties, the dates for the 2020 Original Conwy Pirate Festival!
Ye be making a tidy note of it in yer journal and don't 'e be forgetting!

If 'e came to this years event ye'll be knowing what a great time we 'ad! What wid all them cannon and fancy militia trying to spoil our bit 'o fun! We certain gave 'em a good run around.
The ole Vilma she came a sailin' in wi' her cannon blazing an Johnny redcoat he was firng back at her from quayside. Little did they know we'd dropped a party o' likely lads off, just down the river an 'ey caught them redcoat gunners off guard and we soon showed 'em the way 'ome!
We 'ad all sorts of stuff to do, (we were still a bit merry, we'd 'ad a fine knees up wi' some ale the night before at the local tavern!)!
There wer' barrel races an keg races, there wer' plenty of music and singing o' shanties from the Port Sunlight Sea Dogs. Aye, there wer' even a troop o' them belly dancers.  Set up in tents, merchants were selling tasty morsels an' swords an' guns an' roast meats an' all sorts o' gew gaws, you could even get yer fortune told! We even 'ad the ship's surgeon on call in case we needed to remove a leg!There were plenty of entertainments for the little pirates too; we even let some of 'em have a close look at our ship. T'was even a mermaid so I'm told!
Truth be told, them lads from the militia wern't too bad really, once they'd been put in their place an' we'd given them their mayor and castle custodian back after we'd had our bit o' ransom! We'd done the deal and we left 'em in peace for the rest of the day!
Couple o' our lads fell to fighting with swords but nobody saw much blood and it ended in an amicable settlement.
Oh, did I say, lots of our lads and their fancy turned up to lend a hand and have a bit o' fun. We encountered members of the bretheren from all round the coasts, many travelling hundreds o' nautical miles to be there.
But that be this year, and it be over and gone now!
Sounded good didn't it! Well, make a note in yer journal for next year & don't ye miss it!
REMEMBER THE DATE:JUNE 6 & 7, 2020!

Conwy Pirate Festival is also on Facebook; click here!


For other events in the beautiful medieval town of Conwy please visit

For more photographs of the 2019 event see the 2019 gallery page.
(a big thankyou to all photographers whose work we have pinched; we have obtained permission where possible but we have also used some of the photos kindly sent to our Facebook pages!(well, what do you expect from pirates!))
 
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