Pirates day at Friars Square

In pictures: Hundreds turn out for pirates day at Friars Square in Aylesbury

Relive the swashbuckling fun via our photo gallery.

Wednesday, 18th August 2021, 4:20 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th August 2021, 4:22 pm

Yesterday (August 17), was pirates day at Friars Square Shopping Centre as families were greeted by a Captain Jack Sparrow lookalike.

Captain Jack was on hand to offer selfies and temporary tattoos to young shoppers at the centre in Aylesbury.

Throughout the day passers could witness special pirate comedy shows where the swaggering pirate was joined by his shipmates Barnacle Bill and Bob Ahoy.

The special live performance involved: jokes, magic tricks and a finale of cannon ball juggling.

Many youngsters took part in a fancy dress competition hunting for the best pirate outfit.

The crew of HMS Punafore sailed around Friars Square on their galleon, serenading shoppers with songs from Gilbert and Sullivan, Adam and the Ants and Duran Duran.

Acrobatics were performed by a pair of tumbling pirates who showed off gymnastic tricks and juggling skills.

Stiltwalkers Nautical Nancy – a beautiful ship’s figurehead – and her pirate friend Long Tall Sally were also a big hit with youngsters.

Friars Square centre manager Andy Margieson said: “It was fantastic to see everyone having fun with the pirates at Friars Square today. The motley crew of characters were popular with shoppers and our retailers too.”

Please see our photo gallery below, photos were taken by Steve Cook:

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