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Pirates to take over Stourport
PIRATES will be lurking in Stourport this weekend and residents arr’ advised to beware.
A swashbuckling pirates weekend, organised by Stourport Forward, will take place this Saturday and Sunday from noon until 4pm at the Canal Basin.
On both days visitors are advised to take care as - weather permitted - a small pirate boat may try to land at the Stourport Yacht Club in the Upper Canal Basin and, if it does, the club’s pirates will defend their territory.
People will be able see a short pirate display from the club and outside British Waterways Office.
Young costumed pirates and members of the public will have the opportunity to search for clues to the family pirate town treasure trail.
Pirate Ted and his scurvy crew will be lurking in shop windows holding letters which make up a popular pirate phrase. Those who successfully complete the trail will be able to claim a small share of the captain’s chocolate treasure at the Tontine Stable.
Also on the Saturday, Stourport Forward volunteer Geoff Shaw will be singing songs of the canal and sea by the partially restored historic working canal boat Bramble in the lower basin. All donations will be given to the Bramble Appeal.
Stourport heritage rooms will be open and people will be able to learn more about the history of the town and the canal basins from the volunteers.
They will be at Discover Stourport, Bridge Street, Old Ticket Office, York Street and the Tontine Stable.
During the activities on Saturday, the Yacht Club will be hosting a table-top sale.
Stourport Forward chairman Pauline Annis said: “This is a fantastic event for local families, we hope that many will come in their pirate costumes to complete the trail and make the weekend a real success.”