Giant Mayflower replica set alight in spectacular bonfire and firework display

Sep 01, 2021

A huge replica of the Mayflower was turned into a spectacular bonfire and firework display in North Devon over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The Great Torrington Cavaliers spent more than two years constructing the 110ft (33m) long and 70ft (21m) tall wooden vessel, before it was burned to the ground in less than half-an-hour during a stunning display.

Unfortunately the event last year had to be postponed, due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the 50th anniversary bonfire finally went ahead on Saturday, 28 August.

The event was proudly supporting Devon Air Ambulance, North Devon Hospice, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Torrington Commons, Conservators and many other local charities and good causes.

Here are some fantastic pictures of the event - courtesy of Andy Davey photography...

 

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