Captain Jack Sparrow heads to Cromer for special opening event

Captain Jack Sparrow helps out with the opening of One Stop in Cromer. Pictured with the competition

Captain Jack Sparrow helps out with the opening of One Stop in Cromer. Pictured with the competition winners (right to left) Max Banning, Eloise Burch and Cameron Lodge, and owner Andy Mills. Picture: DONNA-LOUISE BISHOP - Credit: Archant

It was a pirate's life for a team of swashbucklers at an opening event on the North Norfolk coast.

Captain Jack Sparrow helps out with the opening of One Stop in Cromer. Picture with owner Andy Mills

Captain Jack Sparrow helps out with the opening of One Stop in Cromer. Picture with owner Andy Mills and the opening plaque. Picture: DONNA-LOUISE BISHOP - Credit: Archant

Captain Jack Sparrow and a crew from One Stop in Mill Road, Cromer, helped to rally the crowds together for a maritime adventure.

Formerly known as the Suffield Post Office, the One Stop - a brand owned by Tesco - reopened on Saturday June 16 following a huge building project to add 400 square feet to the shop floor.

Special guest actor Simon Newton, who has appeared in films including Fantastic Beasts, has also worked as a stand-in for Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

David Register, and his son Zak , aged 11, of North Walsham, came specially for the event as Zak is a huge fan.

Captain Jack Sparrow helps out with the opening of One Stop in Cromer. Pictured with 11-year-old Zak

Captain Jack Sparrow helps out with the opening of One Stop in Cromer. Pictured with 11-year-old Zak Register. Picture: DONNA-LOUISE BISHOP - Credit: Archant


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'Jack Sparrow is my favourite,' he said. 'I love all the films.

'I was excited to meet my real-life hero.'

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The fun continued throughout the morning with children's activities and face painting.

Owner Andy Mills, who has been running the shop for more than seven years, said the enthusiasm of the crowd was brilliant.

Captain Jack Sparrow helps out with the opening of One Stop in Cromer. Facepainting. Picture: DONNA-

Captain Jack Sparrow helps out with the opening of One Stop in Cromer. Facepainting. Picture: DONNA-LOUISE BISHOP - Credit: Archant

'We've brought something special here but I could not have done that without the community.'

Winners of the colouring competition - Max Banning, Cameron Lodge and Eloise Burch - stood with Jack Sparrow to officially cut the opening ribbon.

Captain Jack Sparrow helps out with the opening of One Stop in Cromer. Picture: DONNA-LOUISE BISHOP

Captain Jack Sparrow helps out with the opening of One Stop in Cromer. Picture: DONNA-LOUISE BISHOP - Credit: Archant

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