Mayflower claim challenged

Plymouth's claim to the historic ship the Mayflower is being challenged by a town in Essex.

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Essex town challenging Plymouth's claim to 400-year-old ship the Mayflower

Campaigners in Plymouth say the home port for the Mayflower is Harwich and not in Essex. Credit: ITV Westcountry

An Essex town is challenging Plymouth's claims over the historic ship the Mayflower.

Campaigners say her home port was Harwich. She was built there and her captain was born there.

They say the Pilgrim Fathers only set foot in the West Country briefly before starting their voyage to America nearly 400 years ago

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