Mayflower: Living History - Life on 1600s
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About The Event
Ever wondered what it would have been like to live in Harleston 400 years ago? Who were the Fullers and why is there a road named after them? What would it have been like to visit The Swan Hotel when it was a coaching in on the road to London?
Stroll through Harleston and discover what life was like here in 17th Century.
Actors from Harleston Players will bring to life local residents from the era in outdoor locations around the town centre. The detail of their life stories have been unearthed by the 1600s Historical Research Group from wills and inventories at the Norfolk Record Office as well as books and research documents.
No need to book - just come across the characters and listen to their stories and conversations. Stay as long or as short a time as you like. Look out for fliers with details.
Appropriate steps will be taken to ensure social distancing to keep everyone safe as we enjoy these outdoor performances and local colour.
The community play about the sailing of the Mayflower and life in the new colony in Virginia due to take place this July will now be staged in July 2021. Casting took place just before lockdown, but if anyone would like to get involved please contact us.