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  • We have restarted the build of the Mayflower bonfire and she is really starting to look fantastic with the backdrops / quay being progressed and some buildings to give it depth. In the next few weeks the 2 of the roofs will be thatched by our local friend and thatcher Toby Rose.

    Toby Rose Thatchers 01769 560100

    Logo of Toby Rose Thatchers

    Just to remind you that the new date for the bonfire is Saturday 28th August 2021 and tickets are on sale NOW via:

    NB this will be a ticket only event this year with NO tickets on sale on the day so please get your tickets early to avoid disappointment!

    Due to the age of us all and environmental issues there is a high chance this will be the last major bonfire that we will do!

    Please see the latest photos taken at the weekend below:

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  • The Mayflower took a bit of a bashing during the storms earlier this year most if it survived without any issue but the aft tiered end had shifted a little so we pulled it back into place and braced it into its original position once again.

     She is now in perfect condition so onward to completion!

     

    Tickets are now back on sale at our ticket sales page here or in Torrington at Duffy's Home Hardware for a limited time. 

    NB: There will be NO tickets on sale on the night you MUST purchase in advance.

    After 6 months away the Mayflower was looking weathered from the sun and rain over the summer. Nothing a little paint won't cure, a splash of yellow, white and blue all done with social distancing.
     
    Not the best way to celebrate the anniversaries of 400 years and 50 years respectively but i guess it will be just as awesome at 401 and 51 years.
     
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  • The build is progressing for our 2021 spectacular!

    Some colour added to the Mayflower and the top of the Mayflower arch is progressing well.

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    When we build a very large bonfire we need lots of fuel for it and good clean pallets are ideal for this purpose. They can also be used in a structural basis to hold the structure together.

    Atlas packaging have been keeping us supplied for many years now and we are truly grateful for their support.

    A Few words from our sponsor:

     

    Seth Conway of Atlas packaging shortly after we erected the 1st parts of the masts:

    We’re delighted to be helping the Great Torrington Cavaliers with their fantastic replica of the Mayflower.  Well done on a big milestone and we look forward to keeping you supplied with pallets.

     

    We are proud to have WM Iron work as one of our sponsors again for this build. They are helping us with the steel braces to join the masts and other fixings too. Thank you! 

    Please visit their website: www.wmi.uk.com

    A few words from Stuart West (Director):

     

    When the Cavaliers asked WM Ironwork for Support of the 2020 Bonfire, We were only too happy to help!

    The Cavaliers over the years have raised a great deal of money for Local charities and been a great influence in the Local town of Torrington.

    WM Ironwork has always been proud that we employ North Devon Based personnel and feel it’s very important to support our local area.

    The Bonfire is a great way of raising money with the added benefit of a great enjoyable day for the people of North Devon.

    We are proud to of been asked to help the Cavaliers!

    Brian and Andrew Smith of KAS Crane Hire have been sponsors of us since 1990. They have supplied cranes for installing key parts of the builds such as masts for the ships, the roof of the Trumpton Windmill and the top of Big Ben to name a few. We are delighted that they are still supporting us now. Nothing is too much trouble. Thank you!

    Please visit their website: https://www.kascranehire.co.uk/

     Please visit their website: https://www.kascranehire.co.uk/

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