Grand Opening – You are invited to the launch of The Bristol Treasure Island Trail, part of the new European Cultural Route, ‘In the Footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson’ – September 19th 2015
The Trail will be opened by the Lord Mayor of Bristol, Cllr Clare Campion-Smith, at 1pm on Saturday, September 19th 2015, outside the Merchant Venturers Almshouses at the Broad Quay, end of King Street.
After the launch you will have the opportunity to enjoy a guided tour of the Trail.
At 3pm The Long John Silver Trust has organised a showing of the Aardman film The Pirates! at Arnolfini as part of the Talk Like a Pirate Day celebrations.
Tickets are available from Bristol Ticket Shop for just £5.
To round off the day, book a trip on The Matthew which will be hosting two offerings from Captain Barnacle: –
5-6pm – Family Captain Barnacle’s Pirate Panto! – Family friendly 1 hour puppet trip around the harbour.
6-8pm – Adult Pirate trip – A one hour sail from 6-7pm then exclusively on board at the quayside with the pirates and bar open.
Please spread the word and make Talk like a Pirate Day the best that Bristol has ever seen!
Friday night at the Beaufort saw a special fundraiser c/o of Dilly’s all star Barbie team, in the presence of our Long Shaun (Shorn) Silver.
A massive £425 was raised to be shared equally between Bristol’s Grand Appeal and our Trust’s imminent RLS Treasure Island Trail.
Tons of thanks are deserved and here they are in Dilly’s words: –
“Thank you to everyone who came along and enjoyed our BBQ in the Beaufort garden. Special Thanks go to:
Genna and Karen who did a really good job selling raffle tickets. They raised a staggering £200 – so a great big well done.
To our very own Zebra legged cook Nathan who did a great job cooking the burgers & sausages.
To Hannah our veggie cook.
To Pete for coming to the rescue with the cooking (it got really busy).
We raised £225 on the food!
To Harry for giving us some excellent entertainment.
To Sam for doing anything I needed.
And to everyone else who helped to make such a Brilliant Day.
Thank you, Dilly x”
In addition to Dilly’s thanks I would like to give her a special huge thanks for organising it all, a thank you to Lin and Sarah for wrapping all of the raffle prizes, also the prize donors, Adrian for some nifty early entertainment and Kim and Karen for doing a deal on the luxury food.
Best wishes, Landlord Mark’
Come to the Beaufort on Friday 31st July for a sumptuous BBQ celebrating our very own Long Shorn Silver. Start time 4pm.
After missing out on being in the Shaun in the City Trail in Bristol, 1st Hawkesbury Guides compensated the Beaufort by kindly presenting their very own version as part of the Shaun the Sheep Challenge. The talent we have in this village…
Quality burgers and bangers from award winning local producers, complemented by some nifty entertainment, please come along and have a good time.
All proceeds to the Grand Appeal and Long John Silver Trust – Pirate dress optional.
Huge thanks to everyone who attended our recent celebratory Beer Festival and making the event such a success.
In addition to receiving a lovely gift and presentation from Dursley and District CAMRA we managed to raise over £130 for Bristol Children’s Hospital, care of Yate Supplies’ fantastic Antique Rose Gromit.
Many thanks once again,
Long John Steedsy – Landlord
Calling all literary/history fans who like a bit of a walk.
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Long John Silver Trust historian Mark Steeds is a signed up member of Bristol’s exciting Walking Festival and is conducting two tours around Bristol’s historic heart on Thursday 7th and Thursday 28th May.
The walks are entitled “Bristol’s Treasure Island Influences” and are numbers 32 and 156 in the festival programme.
Starting at Bristol’s bombed out Temple Church just off of Victoria Street, we’ll start off with brewer’s tales, from the Knights Templar to Sir John Hawkins, lead sponsor of Woodes Rogers’ great 1708 circumnavigation that rescued the prototype of Robinson Crusoe and originated a host of other key episodes of Britain’s history.
We’ll wander past the Cornubia and Seven Stars (the pub that helped change the world), the Exploration statue, the former Talbot Hotel and Bristol Bridge, the site of St Peter’s Hospital to talk about Dr Thomas Dover, the ruins of the old castle keep where Defoe met maroon Alexander Selkirk, Southey’s birthplace in Wine Street and then the Rummer, home of Coleridge’s first publication.
Back to Bristol Bridge and on to Welsh Back and the Llandoger Trow, talk about Smollett and Swift of Humphrey Clinker and Gulliver’s Travels fame respectively, and on up King Street to the Merchant Venturers Alsmhouses that gave birth to William Williams’ Journal of Llewellin Penrose – seaman, the origins of the pirate treasure map in literature, cross Queen’s Square, past Rogers’ house to the Hole-in-the-Wall to finish on Blackbeard and Robert Louis Stevenson’s immortal Treasure Island – phew!
The walk starts at 11.30am on the 7th and 2.30pm on the 28th – duration 2 to 3 hours, cost free. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place, although it’s not essential.
Supporting Bristol’s Children’s Hospital, special guest star pooch, Cath Kidston’s ‘Antique Rose Gromit’ kindly supplied by Yate Supplies.
Yer ’tis (finally) the line up for our big weekend: –
Don’t forget, discounts for Bristol and Glos CAMRA members and our top notch regulars, come and help us celebrate.
In memory of our Great Pal “Bill” – d. 26th March 2015