Yo-ho-ho and plenty of fun at centre

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YOUNGSTERS were on the crest of a wave during a day of pirate-themed fun at the St Johns Shopping Centre in Leeds.

Children made hats, masks and telescopes in a free craft workshop led by Yorkshire seafarers Horatio Swash and Molly Buckle.

There were also singalongs and the chance to find hidden goodies in shop windows during a treasure hunt.

St Johns manager Susan Mendoza said: “It was a fantastic day, full of fun. Our comedy pirates were hilarious and thoroughly entertained shoppers of all ages.

“It was lovely to see so many children making wonderful hats and telescopes.”

Leeds Industrial Museum in Armley will be brimming with excitement on August 1 when, for the first time ever, the historic site plays host to none other than the Yorkshire Open Hat Throwing Championships, the brainchild of Yorkshire-based poet Glyn Watkins. picture Tony Johnson.

Hold on to your hats - hat throwing champs comes to Leeds