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Mayflower 400

Pilgrims Set Sail

1 January 2020

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NEW Year’s Day 2020 is not only a hugely significant date in the life of Argyle, it is also a massive moment in the history of Plymouth – the launch of Mayflower 400.

The Mayflower 400 commemoration in 2020 will be an exceptional year of heritage and culture that explores arguably the most influential journey in western history – the sailing of the pioneering original Pilgrims to ‘the New World’.

Plymouth leads the national Mayflower 400 programme, with more than 100 events planned for the year, from communities and club activities right through to world-class content, such as the opening of the Box, the Mayflower Muster, the Four Nations Ceremony and the closing Illuminate festival.

It will be a year of culture for Plymouth, with many partners across the city – including Argyle and the Argyle Community Trust – and Plymouth City Council’s events team delivering different parts and working together.  

Argyle and the Argyle Community Trust will be delivering a great sports programme with schools, clubs and communities, increasing physical activity, volunteering and engagement with our city and our heritage.

At half-time of today’s Sky Bet League Two game against Swindon Town, we will hear from Charles Hackett, Chief Executive of Mayflower 400, and some of the Mayflower Makers volunteers, who will be hosting groups and promoting our city over the course of 2020 to commemorate Mayflower 400. 

New Year’s Day 2020 will long be remembered as one of the great days in Plymouth Argyle history, as the magnificent new Mayflower Grandstand will be fully open for the first time when Swindon Town visit in Sky Bet League Two. We will also be helping to launch Mayflower 400 – from Plymouth to the world.

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