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Build a new pirate ship for the parades

Funded on Spacehive 11 February 2024

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Build a new pirate ship for the parades

Brook lane allotments association By Brook lane allotments association

We need to build a new pirate ship for the midsummer parades, as the last one, which was built in 1996, sadly became unsafe to use last year.

Chester Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 11 Feb 2024!

Raise the funds to build a new pirate ship float for the midsummer parades. The ship is hand built by local artist Russell Kirk on a trailer or caravan base.

What we'll deliver:

  • A new pirate ship in the midsummer parades

Why it's a great idea:

The Chester community loves the midsummer parades and everyone loves a cheeky pirate! The ship is a well-known focus of the parade and huge crowds come to see the parades every year.

Steps to get it done:

  • Building the new pirate ship float for the midsummer watch parade

Location Chester

About the space



Cheshire West and Chester Council

How will the money be spent?Total £6,998

Fees build - £3,000 (43%)
caravan base - £1,200 (17%)
plywood 4 sheets 18mm - £424 (6%)
Fees design and planning - £300 (4%)
Timber various sizes and cuts - £300 (4%)
plywood 6 sheets 12mm - £280 (4%)
plywood 10 sheets 6mm - £260 (4%)
Fabric 25m white rip stock - £125 (2%)
Paint eggshell red blue green - £120 (2%)
Plastic drainpipe x 4 - £120 (2%)
Other - £869 (12%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Fees build
caravan base
plywood 4 sheets 18mm
Fees design and planning
Timber various sizes and cuts
plywood 6 sheets 12mm
plywood 10 sheets 6mm
Fabric 25m white rip stock
Paint eggshell red blue green
Plastic drainpipe x 4
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Hardware fixings
  • Expenses workshop
  • Expenses admin
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT
  • Paint white
  • Guttering connections
  • Paint black


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation

Total £6,998

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