Royston Pirates Day is a swashbuckling success
PUBLISHED: 12:16 08 October 2019 | UPDATED: 12:16 08 October 2019
Saturday saw the sixth staging of the annual Royston Pirates Day in the town centre.
It is estimated that footfall in town was increased by more than 1,000 during the four hours the pirate-themed activities took place.
On arrival into the market square, children were issued with a set of clues leading to inflatable parrots hidden in shop windows. Those in costume were also invited to participate in the fancy dress competition.
Royston's mayor, Councillor Robert Inwood, will soon be judging the entrants' photos to determine the winner of a pirate chest of goodies.
Town manager Geraint Burnell, speaking on behalf of Royston First which organised the event, said: "Once again, I'm amazed by the response to our invitation to come into Royston and parade around as a pirate. It's obviously something in the blood of Roystonians!
"The standard of fancy dress seems to improve every time - I doubt if real pirates were dressed half as well. I think a good time was had by all and I'd like to thank the PTA supporters who staffed the event and the businesses that paid for it."