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Stephen Hopkins - Upper Clatford 2020

Since 2009, a few of the many thousands of his descendants have made a pilgrimage back to Upper Clatford.

2020 will be a very special year in Upper Clatford when we mark the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower with a series of special events. Descendants of Stephen Hopkins are invited to attend any of these events or to contact us via this email address   [email protected] or  if they are planning to visit Upper Clatford at other times.



The UK Premiere of Stephano :  the true story of Shakespeare’s shipwreck

Postponed – date to be arranged.

This is a film about Stephen Hopkins, who was shipwrecked in Bermuda on his first voyage to America, and produced by an American descendant of Stephen and professional film maker, Andrew Buckley. This event will be hosted by the Upper Clatford History Group with the film producer.

Venue:  Upper Clatford Village Hall

Time:  7.30pm



Stephen Hopkins and the Mayflower: a flower festival to mark the 400th anniversary

Postponed -  date to be arranged.

Venue:  This will be located in All Saints’ Church, Upper Clatford, where Stephen Hopkins was baptised in 1581.

Time:  11am – 5pm.  This event is in aid of All Saints’ Church, Upper Clatford.



A visit to Upper Clatford by descendants of Stephen Hopkins.

Event to be re-confirmed due to coronavirus

Some descendants will be making their return voyage to the USA on Queen Mary II from Southampton on 14 August.

Venue: Upper Clatford Village Hall and other locations in the village.

 Time: 12 noon – an afternoon event which will include the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate Stephen Hopkins at the Village Hall.


One of the descendants of Stephen Hopkins with an actor in the role of Stephen at the Plymouth Plantation, a re-creation of Plymouth as it would have been in 1627. One of the descendants of Stephen Hopkins with an actor in the role of Stephen at the Plymouth Plantation, a re-creation of Plymouth as it would have been in 1627.


If you wish to attend any of the above events, please contact The Mayflower 400 Events Co-ordinator, Upper Clatford History Group via [email protected]

More information about Stephen Hopkins can be found here: