Privateer Days to be postponed yet another year

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Liverpool’s Privateer Days has been cancelled for a second straight year.

The Privateer Days Commission Board met on January 20 to discuss the possibility of restarting the event which was postponed in 2020.

“It was unanimously decided that due to the uncertainty and inability to guarantee safety for everyone, the 2021 Privateer Days has been cancelled,” Terrena Parnell, the commission’s chairperson, announced in a social media post.

“While we are all disappointed and had hoped to have a bigger and better festival this year, it’s not worth jeopardizing anyone’s health and safety,” she added.

Parnell’s post alluded to the safety of both spectators and participants, and noted that with the possibility of the borders still being closed it was recognized some participants or companies, such as East Coast Amusement rides, would not be able to attend.

The annual event was scheduled for June 25-27 this year.

Privateer Days is a celebration of Liverpool’s history as a home port for privateers. The three-day event features a battle re-enactment, musical entertainment, reptile zoo, crafter’s market and a rum run.

Kevin McBain, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, LighthouseNOW Progress Bulletin