It it was a fun day but not sure I’ll be invited back after holding up the bank manager
Barclays UK responded to my son’s tweet and commented on the fun we have in Ryde!
Sunday arrived and Ryde was awash with swashbuckling Buccaneers
providing fantastic free family entertainment on Appley Beach all day with stalls to buy pirate items and fruit both very well supported . There were many Jack Sparrow lookalikes who happily posed for all those wishing to take photographs.
and there were a lot of Jack Sparrow lookalikes who were happy to pose for photographs.
During the day it was estimated there were between 3000 and 4000 people and here Neil Southwell of Southwell photography‘s picture shows many of them . The event lasted from 11 until 6 .
Members of the Ryde Business association organised a pirate spotting competition in the town
and Rhiannon of Costa coffee executed it. They also ran pirate activities to keep thje children amused.
The event was organised by Visit Isle of Wight who did a marvellous job. It truly was a fun family day .
And finally thank you to Graham Stevens – Jack Sparrow lookalike who gave the following testimonial when he noticed how much tweeting I had done to promote the Shipwreck Isle.
To say I had a fun day would be an understatement. So many things happening in Ryde. Ryde rocks