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Did you attend the Peninsular Pyrates weekend at Felixstowe?

PUBLISHED: 10:28 26 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:20 26 September 2018

Peninsular Pyrates event at Landguard Fort, Felixstowe. Picture: RACHEL EDGE

Peninsular Pyrates event at Landguard Fort, Felixstowe. Picture: RACHEL EDGE

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Pirates are used to the water, but they would have liked a drier weekend as they came ashore for a special event at Landguard Fort.

With cries of Shiver me timbers! and Ahoy me hearties! and despite the wet weather, the colourful characters took part in the Peninsular Pyrates Family Festival.

Four re-enactment societies came together in the not-for-profit event to raise money for East Anglia Children’s Hospice and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People – with lots of pirate-themed fun plus a children’s treasure trail, a chance to learn about life in the golden age of pirates, dress up as your favourite buccaneer, watch military and pirate skirmishes, drill displays and musket firing.

It was a chance to see life portrayed over the 16th to 19th centuries and experience close-up performances by the cast and crew.

It brought together elements of the English Civil War Society, The Sealed Knot. CHES and the pirate community and there will be plenty of participation and involvement for those attending.

Peninsular Pyrates event at Landguard Fort, Felixstowe. Picture: RACHEL EDGEPeninsular Pyrates event at Landguard Fort, Felixstowe. Picture: RACHEL EDGE

There was also an authentic pub at the two-day event at Landguard Fort, selling meads, wines and ales, and visitors to the event dressed up to support the pirates and crown soldiers.

Pirates at Landguard Fort, Felixstowe Picture: KATY WRIGHTPirates at Landguard Fort, Felixstowe Picture: KATY WRIGHT

Peninsular Pyrates event at Landguard Fort, Felixstowe Picture: RACHEL EDGEPeninsular Pyrates event at Landguard Fort, Felixstowe Picture: RACHEL EDGE

One of the characters at the Peninsular Pyrates Picture: KATY WRIGHTOne of the characters at the Peninsular Pyrates Picture: KATY WRIGHT

More than 100 re-enactors took part Picture: RACHEL EDGEMore than 100 re-enactors took part Picture: RACHEL EDGE

A skirmish on the parade ground Picture: RACHEL EDGEA skirmish on the parade ground Picture: RACHEL EDGE

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