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Ladies of Parkham Women's Institute Pirate Night

How Did the Ladies of the Parkham Women’s Institute Misunderstand Pirate Night?

We all love a good theme party, but one themed event had the women of a Women’s Institute in North Devon quite embarrassed after a huge misunderstanding. Colin Darch, a retired captain was captured by Somali pirates in 2008. He wrote a book about his experience and gives talks to different institutions about it. The …

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The pirate Benjamin Hornigold once raided a merchant ship just to steal the hats from the ship’s crew because his crew had gotten too drunk the night before and had thrown their hats overboard.

The hat-hungry Hornigold In 1717, Hornigold hunted down a merchant ship off the coast of Honduras. When they boarded the ship, Hornigold explained that he and his crew had gotten wasted the night before and thrown their hats into the sea. Hornigold organized small raids, using sailing canoes and a small ship to attack larger …

The pirate Benjamin Hornigold once raided a merchant ship just to steal the hats from the ship’s crew because his crew had gotten too drunk the night before and had thrown their hats overboard. Read More »