Paye Day! A Celebration of Piracy!
The Pirates of Poole are once again hosting Paye Day in celebration of the infamous privateer Harry Paye! Come down to the Quay on June 18th to join in the fun.
Paye Day Programme
Canons will start the day at 12:00 and then fire on the hour every hour!
Pirate Fancy Dress (judged by the Mayor of Poole)
12:00 – 12:45
13:00 – 13:30
Shambles Area Bands
Lady Winwoods Maggot
14:00 – 15:00
15:30 – 16:30
17:00 – 18:00
Hugh Budden & the Blue Chords
All Funked Up
12:30 – 14:00
14:30 – 15:30
16:00 – 17:00
Belly dancers and the Tribe of Honey Badgers
Various other acts TBC
14:00 – 14:30
15:30 – 16:00
Harry Paye and the Lost Pirates!
Harry Paye was a privateer who sailed from Poole Harbour in the 15th century. Venturing abroad on his ship the Mary he plundered the coastlines of France and Spain taking everything he could. He famously stole the golden cross from the Church of Finisterre and the cargos of many ships. Following an attack on Poole Harbour in which Harry’s brother was killed, Harry took his revenge. He gathered a fleet and in 1405 captured a large number of Spanish and French ships. The stolen cargo was a huge haul and Harry was able to supply the town of Poole with enough wine to keep the entire population drunk for a month!
Join the Lost Pirates on the day for your own adventure on the high seas. We will be running a sea safari in the afternoon on which you will learn about our local hero and see the caves which the smugglers used to use to hide their goods.
Avast me hearties! Have fun and Get Lost!