Youngsters walked the plank, sang sea shanties and hunted for treasure at Gosport Diving Museum’s Pirate and Sunken Treasure Day.
The museum, in Stokes Bay, holds the event every August and volunteers can’t wait to dress up in their pirate gear.
Ann Bevan was one of them. She said: ‘It was another brilliant pirate day. We get the children to walk the plank in diving boots. We teach them important pirate phrases such as “Ooh argh!”, “Splice the mainbrace” and “Ahoy me hearties!”.
‘They had to speak like pirates to get the password for the map to the buried treasure – gold chocolate coins.
‘In fact, there was very little talk of diving at all. We just wanted to give families a great day out in Gosport.’
For more information call (023) 9260 2260 or go to thehds.com/museum.
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