Mayflower Murals

It’s been a bit of a busy summer for me, work has been hectic and I’ve just completed a bicycle ride along the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland. For those of you that follow my cycling blog, you’ll already know about my adventures as I cycled from Galway to Dingle (including the hell that was ‘Corkscrew Hill’). So as  it’s been a while since I ventured into the Railway yard that holds the Mayflower Project, today I paid them a visit.

I wanted to get some updates on how they were getting on and hopefully get you some pictures of the progress of the build. Unfortunately as the summer draws to a close, I’m unable to report any further progress on the build. Being independent of the project, I’m not privy to the stages of the build or any information as to a timeline. But what I do know is that everybody there is as positive and upbeat about the project as they were when I first arrived. I can’t say when I’ll have new pictures of the build, but you can rest assured that as soon as something stirs in the Old Railway Yard in Harwich, I’ll be there like a shot with my camera!

So in the meantime and to let you know that the project and this blog are still alive, I’ve decided to take a few pictures of the ‘Mayflower Murals’ that have recently been completed and surround the building. The murals were painted by a mix of volunteers, school students on work experience placements and learners on vocational skills courses (These local residents  achieved units of qualifications in Art and Design)

Please note the photos have been reduced in size and clarity for uploading and any picture can be clicked on for a bigger image. Also, is is just me or does the mural of John Howland look like the actor Jake Gyllenhaal?  Photography and content: James Kelly.

One comment

  1. Robert Maughan

    I admire your perseverance, James, not to mention your blind loyalty. It’s clear you are unaware that the Mayflower Project has degenerated into a scam. Seven hundred plus paid for young people have been ripped off. Thirty may have moved on to the workplace through their own efforts. You could help us (parents and friends) to make a case at the Charities Commission. You could ask questions. You could look Sean Day in the eye and ask, “What is going on here?”

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