Pinner has long had a seafaring link through Lord Nelson: his daughter, Horatia Nelson Ward lived at West House.
But pirates? Well, yes.
This summer, children have enjoyed illustration and construction activities at West House. They have been inspired by William Heath Robinson, the famous inventor and artist to whom a museum is being built next to West House. Here you can see parents and children having a great time at previous sessions.
Trustees hope lots of “pirates” will come to the final construction session on 1st September to enjoy some challenges, including the infamous gang plank. This may be a bit far-fetched, but Diana Bowles who is leading this session for 7-11 year olds will no doubt keep a finger on the tiller and ensure that the pirates enjoy themselves to the full with their “yo ho ho’s”.
This final session is 10am to 12.30pm in the upstairs gallery at West House. Tickets are on sale at Daisy’s in the Park at a cost of £5 per child. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer. Book now – tickets are limited!