Mayflower project: Comments from the public.

I would like to thank the several hundred followers of this blog and the near 1000 visitors we had over the last week for your continued support and help with news and information regarding the lack of build and non information coming from the Project. Once again I am especially indebted to my American followers for your kind words, emails and information.

The latest rumours and gossip surrounding the non existent build are that with time running out, the Project may be considering several  other options in an effort to pull this dead duck from the water. Firstly, either a fixed berth version of the Mayflower,  which would be forever moored in Harwich and cost a lot less than a sea going version. The other option to be rumoured is not building the Mayflower in Harwich, but instead assembling it from parts made outside of the town. ‘Assembled in Harwich” doesn’t have quite the same ring as “Built” does it?

While I still await with baited breath for the alleged summer start of the build, I have again decided to post a few more comments from readers of the blog

As the Harwich Mayflower Project continues to ignore the public’s insistence on knowing  exactly what is happening to the build and what its plans are while it continues to solicit donations for a build that has not progressed in two years,  I’m taking this opportunity to post a few comments received by this blog that highlight the total disrespect the project has for its patrons as well as the people of Harwich.

 

An Ex Employee: (in response to another comment asking why people have not left the Project)

People have stepped away from the Project over the last 3 years. It just gets pushed under the carpet why they left.

EDITOR: this has been my experience as well. The official project line would seem to be “We didn’t want him/her/them here, they were useless, so we got rid of them” when in fact one would assume these people decided to leave.

 

Patricia Claus: (USA donator)

Thank you so much, Mr Kelly, for making sure the rest of the world hears about this “project”. If it weren’t for you I would not know anything currently about this organization which I donated money to a few years ago.

They have been so completely opaque, deliberately opaque, in all their dealings that I am sure many of us saw this coming in some form or another. Thanks again for letting us know what is really happening in Harwich.

 

One comment

  1. Stephany Mitchell

    Hi

    Many thanks for your updates on what is actually happening with this project.

    As descendants of John Howland and John Harrison ( of Greenwich chronometer) I had hoped that sometime in the not too distant future my children could visit London from the antipodes and be truly in the land of their ancestors and see evidence of either their work or what they had connections with. Not so I now think when it comes to the Mayflower replica.

    Keep up the good work

    A descendant

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