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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!

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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.

Bow progress 1
Bow progress 2
Bow progress 3
Torridge Gates
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    Great Torrington cavaliers

    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.

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