The Long John Silver Trust holds great store in its charity remit of being educational and to this end regularly conducts an abridged version of Treasure Island to interested parties.
Our most recent outing came in October 2012 when we performed to the 9 and 10 year old students of St Michaels on the Mount Primary School, Bristol.
LJST friend (and doyen of Bristol Pubs Group), local architect Sam Kendon, was keen on us bringing our brand of piracy to his daughters school and after an age of trying we managed to pull it off.
After our rendition of T. I. we held a question and answer session and were staggered at the knowledge of the youngsters.
Sam subsequently has sent us a brilliant picture of Blind Pew and Long John with the following legend on the back: – “Many thanks for doing the Treasure Island gig, I’m sorry it took so long to fix up but it went down well in the end. I was impressed how much some of them knew. As I often am. Yo ho ho! Sam”
Sam’s picture shows LJST Vice-Chairman ‘Billy Bones’ Fairney and Secretary Long John ‘Steedsy’ in full flow.