A book which discovers the truth about previously unknown aspects of Bristol's Slave Trade has been launched by a popular local character with the help of an esteemed psychiatrist.
Peter Martin, also known as Pirate Pete, has been on a world-wide fact-finding mission for the past 12 years to write the book 'Bristol Slavers' which tells the history of the triangular slave trade from West Country ports.
This was a little bit of fun with a bunch of corporate smugglers..I mean managers!!
Discover Long John Silver’s treasure chest in the smugglers cave. Visit Treasure Island’s
Spy Glass Inn where the press gangs roamed. Find Blackbeards Lair in the medieval port.
Few people know just how much of a history Bristol has with Pirates and Petes entertaining and informative walk takes you around some of the piracy hotspots. From John Cabots statue to Blackbeards home, the Smugglers Cave to the Matthew Shipyard, Pete the Pirate provides a fun look at Pirates and their adventures in Bristol.
Sure to make you laugh and cry, learn and yet have fun, Pete’s walk around Bristol is a treat for
any scallywag! Challenge Pete to not provide a great afternoon, but remember - if you lose
you’ll be taking 10 paces on the plank! Arrr!
Use the menu to find out about the walk, pirate history and much more
Listen to Pirate Pete's Radio Interview by the BBC
A fantastic journey into Pirate Pete's history, why he got involved in writing his famous books and why Bristol, the Slave Trade and Pirates are so important to him. Also get a preview of what his new book Westcountry Slavers is all about.