Jul 31

Pirates at Blaise Castle July 2012

28th July 2012 - Pirates at Blaise was very successful with a reading of Treasure Island by the Long John Silver Trust, Pirate Pete and his lucky dip for the kids and his ghost of Blackbeard, real pirate parrots Cap'n Dumpling and Rosie, local Radio Bristol celebrity Steve Yabsley judging the kid's pirate fancy dress competition, and lots of other goings on – Over 300 children were in attendance.

Many thanks to everyone for making the day such a success ..... If you see a photo of yourself and would like to download it please feel free to do so.

Photos from the day are below, courtesy of Cap'n Adge .... click on an image to enlarge .....

Jul 24

Hawkesbury and Horton Women’s Institute Literary Tour in Bristol

On Thursday 19th July 2012 Trustee “Long John Steedsy” took a party from Hawkesbury and Horton Women’s institute around some of Bristol’s literary heart,  giving them a taste of some of the fantastic literary heritage which has been passed down to us. A great time was had by one and all.

The W. I. very kindly gave the Trust £25 for the charity treasure chest.

If you are interested in one of Steedsy’s walks, he would explain how Bristol’s rich maritime history has inspired stories of exploration and daring voyages and that The Hole in the Wall in Queen Square is said to be the basis for The Spyglass in Robert Louis Stephenson’s Treasure Island ….. and much, much more ………

Jul 18

Amazing Donation

I was in The Beaufort last night and Mark told me of two Americans, Richard and Bill Dalebout from Utah, USA who came into the pub whilst walking a very wet and muddy Cotswold Way.

In return for what Mark called “a simple kindness” they presented him with an amazingly generous donation for The Trust of £40.

So to Richard and Bill a very warm and sincere ‘thank you’ from The  Long John Silver Trust. We hope the rest of your walk went well and wish you good luck with your next adventure!


Jul 15

PROPS – LJS Trust Annual Treasure Island Cruise 2012

Thursday 12th July 2012 – Our 8th annual Treasure Island Cruise on board Brigantia with PROPS was a great success. Thankfully, the rain held off and all enjoyed themselves. It was a real joy to see the smiles on the kid’s faces.

Photos from the day courtesy of Cap'n Adge .... click on an image to enlarge

On the cruise day, Blaire Hannan, the disabled young lady who sailed the Olympic torch across the harbour when it was in Bristol, was there. She is a sailor and was supporting some children training in dingies. She was good enough to allow us to hold the torch. Below are pictures of Blaire, pirate Chris, pirate Bill (with eye patch) and Oscar, the youngest member of the crew. Click an image to see larger version.

Jul 07

Seasonal Offer on our Long John Silver Trust T Shirts – Reduced to only £5 each

LJS Bristol – Seasonal offer on our Long John Silver Trust T Shirts ….

Reduced to £7 each, or £5 each if you buy two or more of the same size.

Quality white, 100% Cotton T Shirts (modelled by Sue on the left) with the “LJS Bristol” Logo (www.longjohnsilvertrust.co.uk under logo).

We also have a limited number of Hop ’till you Drop T Shirts. This stunning range of ‘Hop Couture’ is brought to you exclusively by the LJS Trust and Wickwar Brewery. The price for these unique garments is just £12 each plus p&p. We have the one colour choice of Black.

These T  Shirts and much more are available in our on-line shop.

Jul 07

Long John Silver Trust – July 2012 Activities

The Trust has a very busy July – Please come along to give us your support ….

8th annual Treasure Island Cruise with PROPS on Thursday 12th July. We’ll be aboard the good ship Brigantia once again, sailing the waters of  Bristol’s Floating Harbour. Listen out for our piratey roars and yahooing between 11am and 12.30pm.

Weekend of July 21st and 22nd Bristol’s Harbour Fest‘ once again and we’ll be there in Betty’s Boathouse, flogging our wares on Redcliffe Wharf.

Saturday 28th July 2pm to 4pm “Pirates @ Blaise”  – come along to historic Blaise Castle for an afternoon of pirate fun and storytelling – look out for Captain Dumplin’ and sail maker Tony.