Over 200 residents and visitors enjoyed a splendid Exhibition of some Mayflower 400 pennants recently – thousands of handmade fabric flags are being made by crafters in Dartmouth, throughout the UK and even in America and New Zealand and several hundred were hung in Flavel Church, with yet more available to be studied close-up. Visitors enjoyed the imagination, fun and skill on display, and in turn the crafters received donations of fabric and thread and were delighted that several people went away enthused to make a few pennants themselves. The pennants will dress the town in 2020 as part of the whole celebration during the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower to the New World. This truly was a community event and an opportunity to share the many ideas behind the many Dartmouth Mayflower commemoration projects, teas/ coffees and scrummy cakes were on sale and with an entrance fee of a mere £1.00 it was open to all. There was a raffle with a prize, kindly donated by Dartmouth Gin, which was won by Mrs Pat Putt.
For more information see the Pennants project page