It was due to an invite from the Lord Mayor of Plymouth to attend the 350th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower in 1970 that lead to the Great Torrington Cavaliers formation with the motto “Let’s put on events the like of which Torrington has never seen before!”
2020 is the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower sailing and our 50th so this bonfire is going to be something special. We are officially an "On Board” partner of the Mayflower 400 team who are co ordinating the national commemoration and the links with the USA and the Netherlands. Our bonfire spectacular is now part of the Mayflower 400 year of events.
The build in now in progress and can be followed on our bonfire Timeline here
The planning and building of such a spectacular event takes a lot of time and dedication from our members and helpers but also all the organisations and individuals who help make this all possible whether it be financial, free hire of plant and staff, construction of specialist items required, loan of facilities to stage events free of charge, donations, both financial and equipment / materials, fundraising, loan of land the list is not exhaustive please see who is helping us so far at our friends and supporters page here.
Below is a photographic impression of what the bonfire will look like, this is not the proper plan but it does give you an idea of what we are building.