A giant galleon has appeared on Notte Street courtesy of Plymouth Community Homes and ARC Metalcraft LTD…
The Mayflower replica will be turfed and planted with various different flowers and entered into Britain in Bloom later this year as part of the Covid delayed Mayflower 400 celebrations.
The ship points in the direction of the Mayflowers steps and is on the Mayflower route walk, lending a reminder of Plymouth’s heritage for tourists to enjoy on their walk, once it is safe to do so.
ARC Metalcraft Ltd have been working with us to create and install new railings at homes around the city and offered to give something back to residents as part of the project – with two of their most experienced metal fabricators working on the Mayflower replica.
It is expected to flower in late spring and serve as a really colourful spectacle for residents, tourists and others across the city, something to be proud of and to celebrate.
The idea was brought to life by Brian Parker and James Tasker from PCH who worked together to help design the ship in time for the Mayflower visitors that will be coming to Plymouth later this year.
Barbara Bottomley, Senior Repairs & Operations Manager for PCH said: “We’re really pleased with the work ARC have carried out for us and the fact they recognise that social value is at the heart of everything we do – residents have been really enthusiastic about the project and can’t wait to get it planted and start looking after it!”
Paul Bettey, Director at ARC Metalcraft said: “We know that PCH are an organisation with a social heart so we wanted to gift something back to their residents. We’ve worked hard on this project and it was the perfect timing to add it in, with restrictions hopefully being slowly lifted soon, it will be a real gem on one of Plymouth’s busiest streets and we hope to see lots of tourists taking pictures in front of it!”