Sunday, 7 August 2011

Hastings Old Town Carnival Week - Part Three!


I love the Old Town Street Party, There are some stalls and live music, performances and fun for the whole family! This year saw in some rather grim weather throughout the day so the evening event wasn't quite as busy as previous years, but it was still good fun.

There were fresh locally grown vegetables for sale...

delicious fudge and sweets...

Tush and Pat were cooking their famous "fishermans rolls"

and entertainers juggling fire...


Aaaargh! What a motley crew! My family get quite enthusiastic each year about the Hastings Pirate Day... and this year was no different! Last year Hastings held (if a little briefly, damn you Penzance... I'm not bitter!) the world record for the most pirates in one place. We didn't go for another record breaking attempt this year however, we did a worlds first instead! We were part of the worlds first human skull and crossbones!

We pirates all mustered on the beach where the shape had been mapped out for us to fill... then the helicopter flew over and took aerial photographs...

My cousin's husband was the official photographer for the events and was at the top of the cherry-picker to capture the moment! Unfortunately I couldnt track down a copy of the aerial photograph, but it looked brilliant!

The rest of the day was filled with piratey fun - here's Will Turner sword fighting as Captain Jack Sparrow looks on...

There was a brilliant band playing the stage in the afternoon, called the Sex Pirates... They were great fun, and you couldn't help but dance along to their shanty-based tunes with a twist!

2 comments:

daisychain said...

Ohhhh wow. Just wow.

Maria said...

This looks FANTASTIC, I love these kinds of days :)

Maria xxx