Pirates on the Prom

In 2011 Penzance claimed a Guinness World Record for the most pirates gathered in one place. The following year Hastings regained the title, so In June 2014, Penzance attempted to retake it. 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 rumour has it that in unsurprising piratical form, a number of them sloped off to the pub when it rained very heavily and at the moment of the count, we were short by 72.