Shiver me timbers! Pirate-themed open day delights at the Garden of Easton Lodge

PUBLISHED: 08:42 31 August 2018 | UPDATED: 08:42 31 August 2018

The Chair of the Gardens of Easton Lodge Preservation Trust Angus Drever with his fellow pirates. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

The Chair of the Gardens of Easton Lodge Preservation Trust Angus Drever with his fellow pirates. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

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More than 80 children learned all about ‘a pirate’s life’ at the Gardens of Easton Lodge open day on August 19 and were introduced to some very sleepy bats.

The Essex Bat Group were on hand to answer any questions. Picture: CONTRIBUTEDThe Essex Bat Group were on hand to answer any questions. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Eye patches and parrots were the order of the day at the pirate-themed event where families learned about Blackbeard, Captain Kidd and female pirates Mary Read and Ching Shih as they followed a trail.

The pirates-in-training decorated flags and met bats, which had been brought along by the Essex Bat Group, whose members were kept busy answering visitor’s questions about bats’ diet, where they sleep and which bats could be found in the garden.

During a 2017 survey, seven of the 10 species known to live in Essex were found in the gardens.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds also had a stall.

The Chair of the Gardens of Easton Lodge Preservation Trust Angus Drever with his fellow pirates. Picture: CONTRIBUTEDThe Chair of the Gardens of Easton Lodge Preservation Trust Angus Drever with his fellow pirates. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Woodwind of Stortford band performed some film classics such as the Pink Panther theme song as well as children’s tunes.

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