Pirates on the Prom

In June 2014, Penzance attempted to retake the Guinness Book of World Records record for the most pirates gathered in one place. Needing to gather more than 14000 pirates required a lot of publicity and a pop up Pirate shop provided a base for publicising the challenge. As it happened, many thousands of pirates appeared on the Penzance Prom on the day, but in unsurprising piratical form, a number of them sloped off to the pub when it rained and at the moment of the count, we were short by 72.