Shipmates

Shipmates

This page has been created to list the friends and associates of the Pirate Brethren, with Red Titled Links to their Websites.

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 The Schooner Vilma

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Scott Metcalfe is a long standing Shipmate and owner of the schooner Vilma, working alongside us at Festivals and Events. Vilma is normally armed with our cannons, manned by our Pirates and Privateers. Many Thanks Scott.

Now our designated Flagship

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Blunderbuss & Badger

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It is a historical fact that most pirate ships employed their own musicians. Not to be outdone, so do we, and ours aarrr the very best. Blunderbuss and Badger fulfil this role with talented panache, singing jolly shanties that would make Black Bart himself dance a merry jig. Now available to hire for school visits and also for a variety of events. Thank you for the music Lads.

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The Knight Shop

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The Pirate Shop

From the Roman era through to the Vikings and Middle Ages then on to the Golden Age of Piracy, The Knight Shop covers them all. Most types of Armour, Weaponry, Period Clothing, Mead and much more can be found in either the Knight Shop, Pirate Shop or the Warehouse. Toby and Jo have been friends of the Pirate Brethren for many years past and hopefully many more to come.

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Derbyshire Arms Ltd

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Many of the excellent weapons and fine accessories used by us pirates are acquired from our good shipmates at Derbyshire Arms. Authentic well-made Pistols and Muskets crafted by a true Master Gunsmith. Many Thanks Gary and Jeni, you help ensure that our events go off with a BANG.

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Terry Breverton

Terry Breverton & Books

Anyone with a thirst for knowledge concerning Pirates or Buccaneers can do no better than purchase books by our shipmate Terry Breverton. Terry’s in-depth studies into the histories and lives of Pirates and Buccaneers transports the reader into a bygone age of adventure and plunder set in the 17th and 18th century Caribbean.

Breverton in Waterstones              Breverton in Amazon

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Armour Class Swords

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A growing number of our crew have converted to using Armour Class cutlasses as the blades are made of high carbon steel which does not shatter on impact. Unlike stainless steel these swords can be used for stage fights and are of the highest quality with a detailed professional finish. Many Thanks to Ian and all the lads, Sword-smiths and craftsmen to a man.

Cheers for the mention, happy slashing!  Iain Bowden.

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Darkblade

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Frilly Pirate Shirts, Pistols that fire caps, Tricorns made in Leather, Baggy Pirate Britches, Leather Belts and Baldrics to hold both Cutlass and Pistol, all these items and more can be found and supplied by Tim and Pete our shipmates at Darkblade. Leather items can be tailor made and customised to suit individual Pirates.

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 Anderton Boat Lift

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Our Shipmates at the Anderton Boat Lift have very kindly enlisted us to organise and stage the Anderton Pirate Festival. We are working hard together with the Management and Staff of the Anderton Boat Lift to make this fledgling pirate event into a major success.

 I have just been on your website and it looks fantastic, Thank you ! I would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and all the very best for 2018 and I am looking forward to you all coming to Anderton once again.    Graham Wood, AIOSH Duty Manager Operations & Events Anderton Boat Lift

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HTC Entertainment & Events

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We have participated in The Conwy Pirate Weekend and also The Caernarfon Pirate Festival, both organised by our Shipmates at HTC. The Conwy Festival is a long established Pirate Event but the Caernarfon Event is new and we were privileged to be asked to help stage the very first one.  A big thank you to Chris and Claire Williams of HTC.

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For a good many years the Pirate Brethren have featured in the Pirate Ship Battle during the annual Old Gaffers Sailing Festival held in the Marina at Holyhead. The Schooner “Vilma” is armed with our Pirates and Cannons all ready to enjoy a rip roaring time.  Many thanks to Peter and Sue Farrer for the annual invitation.

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The Brigantine “Zedu” once our flagship now has a new owner and can still be seen in Liverpool.

Link to Zebu Website.

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