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We were delighted that A-plant were able to sponsor us for this build. There is a lot of expense staging an event like our 2020 bonfire and we do use a lot of plant and equipment hire both during the build and on the night. A-plant have allowed us to offset the costs we would normally have thus giving us the potential to give away more money to Charity and good causes. They are also helping us with our road closures. Thank you to Mike Abbott and Sophie Jones for arranging this sponsorship, we really appreciate your support, Thank you!

Please visit their website: https://www.aplant.com/

 

A few words from Mike Abbott and Sophie Jones of A-plant:

A-Plant are a national equipment rental company with a strong local focus. We are very proud to be supporting the Great Torrington Cavaliers in the build of the Mayflower replica for their 50th anniversary bonfire celebration in 2020!  A-Plant have been involved in the build since 2018, supplying all hire equipment for the big build along with supplying equipment and Traffic Management for the actual big burn itself.  A-Plant chose to support Great Torrington Cavaliers with this build because of the great charitable causes they support voluntarily along with what they give back to the local community and A-Plant is delighted to be part of this.

 

Our technical team, two of which are shipbuilders, are installing the shaping and securing timbers for the shape of the bow! You can see the panels being fitted that will hold the external timbers.

Torridge Gates & Timber products are kindly cutting back some timber boards to a thickness of 8mm so they can be bent to take the shape.

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  • BBC - Replica Mayflower built to be burned in Great Torrington

    A group of volunteers have built a life-size replica of the Mayflower - but only so they can burn it down for charity.

    The Great Torrington Cavaliers will have spent five years on the project when they set fire to it next year.

    Next year is the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower taking the pilgrim fathers from Plymouth to the US and the bonfire is one part of planned celebrations in Devon.

    Courtesy of bbc.com/news

    Good build progress again, you can see the rigging has now started to be installed and the stone work for the quay is being painted!

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  • Some drone footage of the mast installation.

     

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