The traffic in Dymchurch came to a standstill today (Saturday 1st July) as over 200 people joined in with a parade through the Village dressed as pirates and smugglers, on a half mile hike to Dymchurch primary school to mark the opening of their summer fete.

Under the strict tempo of the Sea Cadet Marching band, a motley crew of scallywags were rounded off by the armed ranks of the Kings men in full Day of Syn regalia.

This is the first time for a number of years that the parade has been held through the High Street, something that seemed to go down well with the locals and tourists.

After the procession had made its way to the school’s sports field the signal was given for the fun and games to begin, with plenty of attractions to take part in including the opportunity to make your own jewellery and many sporting challenges including 5 a side football, maypole dancing and line dancing.

It was not just the children who seemed to be having fun, but the grown ups too!

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