My Mayflower: Turnchapel Through the Ages

A fascinating new film has been revealed to celebrate 400 years of history in one of Devon most picturesque locations.

‘Turnchapel Through the Ages’ has been funded by the Mayflower 400 Community Sparks Fund and focuses on this wonderful waterside village in Plymouth.

All aspects of the production and editing were completed by local residents, and the film includes drone footage of the area, recollections of locals and the voices of local children to depict key historic events.

You’ll be taken on a journey from 1620 to 2020, showing how quarrying, maritime industries, transport and war have all played their part in the development of Turnchapel.

Watch 'Turnchapel through the Ages'

The film is part of the 1620 Plymouth project, which also saw 18 beautiful banners erected in Turnchapel for the Mayflower anniversary.

The project is part of the Mayflower 400 Community Sparks Fund in association with The Box Plymouth, Plymouth Culture, Vital Sparks and Plymouth City Council (Official).

Dr Harriet Dismore from the University of Plymouth was a guest on BBC Radio Devon this month to talk about the project and the banners.

Listen back to the programme here.

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