In Sight Of Mayflower 400
As Dartmouth prepares for the Mayflower 400 commemorations in 2020, last night we attended a presentation at The Flavel, Dartmouth, delivered by Jo Loosemore, Curator of The Mayflower 400 exhibition at The Box, Plymouth, as part of a fund raising event for the commemoration events.
During the audience question and answer session, we learnt that our mooring for The Fizz Boat is very close to the site The Pilgrims, passengers on The Mayflower are believed to have worshiped, near Kiln Gate Cottage on the banks of The River Dart before they set sail again on their voyage to The New World.
'Mayflower 400 Commemoration Cruise'
The story of the 'Pilgrims' and their audacious journey on The Mayflower in 1620 was brilliantly described during the presentation and has inspired us to create a 'Mayflower 400 Commemoration Cruise', in The Fizz Boat, on The River Dart, which we'll run throughout the period of the commemoration events in 2020.
We'll be researching the history or events in Dartmouth back in 1620 in more detail, leading unto the commemoration but if anyone has any relevant local knowledge or information passed down over the generations about specific details of relevant events along the Dart during that period, we'd love you to let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will attempt to weave them into our cruise plan.
The Fizz Boat is able to carry unto 12 guests in sumptuous comfort, cruising The River Dart throughout the year and available for charter for private parties or business meetings through our website www.thefizzboat.co.uk
Looking for volunteers to make pennants...
Dartmouth Stitchery, a group of local sewing enthusiasts have pledged to make 4000 pennants which will be used to decorate the town during the 2020 commemoration events and are being helped by volunteers from all over the UK and America.
So if you'd like to be involved or find out more about the events planned to commemorate Mayflower 400 in Dartmouth in 2020, you can keep up to date at dartmouthmayflower400.uk.