Memorial: M4946

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Location

Western Esplanade, Southampton, England

Transcript

'ON THE NIGHT OF AUGUST 1620, / FROM THE WEST QUAY NEAR THIS SPOT, / THE FAMOUS MAYFLOWER BEGAN HER VOYAGE / CARRYING THE LITTLE COMPANY OF / PILGRIM FATHERS / WHO WERE DESTINED TO BE THE FOUNDERS / OF THE NEW ENGLAND STATES OF AMERICA / ON THE 15TH OF AUGUST 1913 / THIS MONUMENT / TO THEIR MEMORY / WAS UNVEILED BY / HIS EXCELLENCY DR WALTER HINES PAGE / AMBASSADOR / FROM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / TO THE COURT OF ST JAMES'

Details

Description: Square, slightly tapering column on a stepped base. A cupola on top, with a dome of white and gold mosaic, surmounted by a copper model of the 'Mayflower'. Carved city arms and the date '1620' on reverse.
Type: Memorial
Date Erected: 1913
Artists: R. M. Lucas, Garret & Hayson
Vessel: Mayflower

Event

Mayflower 1620

Extra

Notes: Commemorates sailing of 'Mayflower' from Southampton 15/8/1620. Other commemorative plaques on the side of the monument including one to D-day.
Bibliography: Robert Douch 'Monuments and Memorials in Southampton' (Southampton, 1968).

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