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Radley Fete and Flower Show 2011

The weather was generally breezy and sunny, punctuated by brief heavy showers, which failed to spoil the fun.
 
The theme of this year’s fete was pirates.
 
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The jolly roger was duly hoisted.
Here it is fluttering in the breeze over the grog tent (where else?)

   
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Scary
(Guaranteed to keep even pirates away.)

Not so scary
(and certainly not a pirate.)

   
   
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Little pirates
Big pirates
   
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Yo, Ho Ho me hearties, ‘ere be lady pirates,
There be no greater terror on the high seas.

Pirate captain with dead parrot and crew,
but no ship

   
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Pieces of eight – Friends of Radley Lakes tombola
and a happy winner makes off with some treasure.
   
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The galley tent.
No need to walk the plank to get an ice cream.
   
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Everybody had a jolly time.
Radley College Big Band provided entertainment.
   
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Treasure for sale here

Guide dogs for the Blind stall.
(Would Blind Pugh like one of these?)

   
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Whisky men
(Pirates had to go elsewhere for a tot of rum.)

Railway men
(Not pirates, but a sort of land lubber.)

   
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Oooh, arrrr , ‘ere be pirates!

Psst, would you like a black spot?

   
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Radley College Big Band
A few brief but heavy showers cleared the decks and brought out the brollys.
   
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A treasure map
(The Girl Guides Adventure 100 map)

Smugglers’ Cove, the lair of the Radley Retirement Group. (So this is what they get up to.)
   

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Pirate facepainting at the sign of the Noose.
Three pirates plotting
   

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A range of music to suit most tastes was played, but no sea shanties or pirate songs. (Maybe Radley is just too far from the sea for that sort of authenticity.)

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Hands-on Hawker Hunter cockpit.
A bit tricky to climb into, but a doddle for little pirates used to hanging from the yardarms.

   
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Another shower…
But this pirate is returning to port with his booty.

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