Harry Paye Day on the Quay

Argh me hearties! We celebrated Harry Paye Day with the rest of Poole on the 15th of June. Every year the community celebrates Harry Paye – he was a pirate in the 1500s, who brought tons of French loot to Poole and this year was the 600th anniversary of his celebration.

With a parade, canons, fancy dress and lots of rum, Poole Quay was the place to be. We all loved the opportunity for a bit of fancy dress and general debauchery. Who doesn’t like dressing as a pirate and/or a mermaid for the day?!