All aboard for a Guinness World Record attempt this Whitsun!
Hello everyone, it’s Kenny here.
This year Monday 26th May is going to be a special day for 2 reasons. First and foremost, it’s my Birthday! Secondly, I’m planning on being part of a Guinness World Record attempt - and you could be too!
If you’re staying at John Fowler holiday parks UK, in particular Kenegie Manor, then you could part of a 20,000 strong crew that plan on regaining their Guinness World Record for the most pirates in one place at one time.
Three years ago Penzance entered the record books when 8,734 pirates assembled on the promenade. The record was taken by Hastings in 2012 when they managed to get a massive 14,231 pirates to the seafront.
With a packed weekend of events over Whitsun Bank Holiday, Penzance is hoping to attract 20,000 visitors and wrestle back the world record from Hastings. Proceeds from the day will be going to Penlee lifeboat station.
Andy Hazlehurst, event organiser said: “We’re really looking to smash the record this year by getting 20,000 pirates on to the prom and raising loads of money for the Penlee lifeboat station.
“Everyone wanting to join the record attempt will be asked to pay £1 and proceeds from that will go straight to Penlee.”
Kernow King will be the afternoon’s compère and there will be all day entertainment to suit the whole family, including circus performances, fairground rides and plenty of bands. Cornish Pirates’ rugby players and Johnny Depp lookalikes will be mingling with the crowds throughout the day.
The Pirates’ rugby ground will host the evening’s music mini-festival – headlined by local band 3 Daft Monkeys.
Mr Hazlehurst also added that the record attempt would not be put off by the recent storms: “We’ve been assured by Cornwall Council that the prom will be safe to use and, even if that is not the case, we have a contingency plan”.
For additional information about the weekend’s events, visit www.piratesontheprom.co.uk.