Whitby Pirate Day

Pirates fighting
Pirates fighting

Hundreds of pirates plundered the streets of Whitby last weekend to raise money for the RNLI.

The sixth Whitby Pirate Day took place on Saturday with events centred around the Bandstand on Pier Road.

Colin Fortune of Captain Jack's Pirate Parties on hand to amuse young buckaneers

Colin Fortune of Captain Jack's Pirate Parties on hand to amuse young buckaneers

Organiser Lorrie Smeltzer said: “It is always amazing to see how many people come down and join in. Everyone is so jolly and ready to enjoy a great day out, while raising money for such a fantastic cause.”

Over the past five years the event has raised over £3,000 for the lifeboat charity.

Jessica McDowell, aged nine, said: “I love Whitby Pirate Day. There’s great music and games and everyone’s really friendly and funny. I’ve been every year and I’ll definitely be here next year.”

The Whitby International Pirate Society provided acoustic music throughout the whole weekend at The Shambles and joined in with various entertainments.

Pirates fighting

Pirates fighting

lAnyone wishing to browse all of the photos from this year’s event, stay up to date with future events or get involved with organisation, should visit www.facebook.com/whitbypirateday

Pirates outside the Pier Inn

Pirates outside the Pier Inn

April Stuart of Guisborough meets pirates Jack Sparrow and Will Turner

April Stuart of Guisborough meets pirates Jack Sparrow and Will Turner

Pirates enjoying the day

Pirates enjoying the day