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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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  • A big milestone today, Saturday 6th April because the 1st sections of the 3 masts were lifted into place by KAS CRANE HIRE LTD who have been great supporters of us since 1990, Thank you!

     

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  • A beautiful  day on the bonfire site today.

     

    Here are some views on the Deck of the Mayflower bonfire:

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    A view looking towards the stern with the mesh covering the deck below where the Pilgrims would have travelled! and of course Paul Copp (Coppy) hard at work!

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    A view towards the Bow. You can see one of the 2 portacabins on-site that were kindly donated by Pearce Home / Pearce Construction.

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    A few weeks ago we had a busy day tidying with a telehandler from Aplant and it made a considerable mess so this weekend Aplant supplied a small digger so we could level the site and dig a few more holes to the rear for some more trees to support the buildings to be constructed on the port. Trees donated by RHS Rosemoor.

    If all goes well next weekend Saturday 6th April KAS Crane Hire will be on-site15:28:08A view from the deck - 30th March 2019 to lift the 1st 40 ft sections of the masts into place!

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