In September 1920, a merchant ship called the Mayflower set sail.
2020 is an important year to the town as it will welcome the 400 year anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower to the new world.
Harwich is of course, heavily involved in a host of exciting celebrations with the other towns and cities associated with the Mayflower such as Southampton and Plymouth. Led by volunteers, the Mayflower project is to recreate the Mayflowership using traditional ship building skills. The project is dedicated to the impact made upon the different communities and cultures by the passengers and crew who undertook this magnificent journey.