Pirates in Penzance
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Thousands attempt pirate record breaker in Penzance

Thousands of people wearing pirate fancy dress gathered in Penzance to try to break a record on bank holiday Monday.

Penzance last held the record in 2011 with 8,734 pirates but Hastings broke that record soon after.

The organisers had hoped to attract 20,000 people to regain the record for the most pirates in one place.

A count confirmed there were 14,154 pirates, 77 short of a new world record.

The event was held as part of Penzance's 400th celebrations of its town charter.

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