Mayflower in London
With the cancellation of 2020’s big events, we won’t be able to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s voyage with a big model. We will however aim to bring it to you in 2021 instead. In the meantime, we’ve decided to continue the story of the Mayflower, in a series of short blogs. So let us begin in London.
While it is generally known that the Mayfower set out from Plymouth on her log voyage across the Atlantic, her story, at least as far as the Pilgrim Fathers and their companions goes, begins in London.
It was in London that she was contracted and boarded and from where many of the crew were hired. In mid-July, the Mayflower, along with her 65 passengers, left the English capital for Southampton, where they would be met by the expedition’s second ship, The Speedwell.
Find out more in our next blog.
This scene was built by James Pegrum as part of a series of models on the voyage of the Mayflower. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see them first.
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