2020 marks the 400 year anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower to America. Celebrations are planned throughout major towns and cities across England to commemorate the occasion. Harleston had a role in this significant chapter in world history.
There were a mere 102 passengers on board the Mayflower ship, and four of them came from Harleston. There were only 41 signatories to the the legal document, created to establish their rules of governance. This was called the ‘Compact’ and became the foundation for the American Constitution. Two of the signatories were from Harleston, Samuel and Edward Fuller. You may see references to them in street names.
We plan to join in the international celebrations and promote Harleston as a wonderful place to visit and live. There will be a programme of events and activities . The international celebrations begin in November this year at Thanksgiving, and run until Thanksgiving 2020. Please check back for more announcements.