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Mayflower History (Don Ward)

By: Don Ward
By: Don Ward

A huge part of American history starts at this spot.

MAYFLOWER HISTORY 

On a recent trip to England I decided to see what kind of images I could capture with just an iPhone 5.  Some of the pictures have been adjusted for brightness and some have been cropped.

In 1620 the Mayflower set sail from this spot along the River Thames.  The pub was here then, it's still here now. The inn wasn't called the Mayflower in 1620.  

It's in the Rotherhithe section of Southeast London, part of the docklands area. There's a nice walking area that runs along the river here.

The Mayflower's captain, Christopher Jones is honored right across the street from the Pub.

There are even some displays explaining the importance of the spot and the journey that started here in July of 1620, and then restarted in September of 1620.  

It's not high on the list of top tourist attractions, but for we Americans in London, it is worth a stop if you have time.

We'll talk again soon

Don Ward

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