As a rainy British summer gives way to a rainy British autumn, work on the build of the Mayflower seems to have slowed down. But of course it hasn’t, while the build itself may not seem to have changed too much over several weeks, the shipwrights have been busy behind the scenes preparing to make a start on the transom (the rear of the ship). So I thought I’d take this opportunity to give you a pic of the build as it is at the moment, as well as the latest in a series of murals which will decorate the walls of the Mayflower Project.
For anyone reading this that has visited the project, if you take a close look at the second mural, you may recognise several of the shipwrights/carpenters that are currently working on the Mayflower (Chris, Brett, Natasha and Tony). The murals contain several lines of a poem by John Masefield and were made possible thanks to various volunteers and organisations. Further information on the murals is available on the Project’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Photography and content: James Kelly.