Raglan Castle Pirate Festival

All kinds of pirates landed at Raglan Castle for all kinds of nautical fun. Among the activities, there were sword skirmishes, cannon and musket fire, hangings, trail games, pirate fancy dress parade and a treasure hunt for the kids, plus living history, trader stalls, tavern and refreshments for the adults. People also came along to meet the Redcoats and Mad King George.

The two day event had six battle re-enactments with approximately 200 people involved. There were four different areas for modern camping, the militia period, pirate period and the traders. There was a hog roast and traditional pasties on offer.

IMG_2281Photographed are members of The Sully Smugglers Steven Clegg and Des Thomas from the Historical Services to Schools. They  provide information about the English Civil Wars and Medieval Experiences.

IMGColin German from Cheltenham, who is also a member of The Sully Smugglers. He said: “It is a lovely day to walk the plank. I am careful not to make anyone unhappy because I do not want them to take a fence.”

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