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Many seem to think that the pilgrim fathers set sail from Plymouth. Their original point of departure from this island was here in Southampton. This memorial is a fitting monument to this event and is, in my opinion, better than the departure point that was...More
My ancestors were on the Mayflower 400 years ago, so it was interesting and moving to see this memorial. Wish they had listed all the passengers instead of just having plaques for the richest people on board.
Very nice waterfront area next to the cruise...More
We were as ever wandering around Southampton the day before we were due to leave on a cruise ship and had cause to come across this memorial. It doesn't take up a lot of space but given it's location and the momentous event that comemmorates...More
We had visited Southampton a number of times but this was the first that we walked the waterfront area. The memorial is located next to the motorway across from the ferry terminal. This is a memorial to the 1620 pilgrim ships that headed to America....More
It's a tall column, next to the busy road but it is what it symbolises that matters! It was not far from here at the Westgate where the Mayflower and Speedwell left the UK for the Americas.
Anyone interested in history or if you are...More
This once fine memorial now stands next to a busy dual carriageway and seems rather forlorn. Surely some rich American with links to the Mayflower could donate some dollars to renovate it? Perhaps a couple of new interpretation boards and a general clean up of...More
Situated in Southamptons Mayflower Park The Pilgrim Fathers Memorial is a simple but elegant stone colum toped with a coupola topped by a representatation of the Mayflower. Set in the grey stone of the colum are several plaques in commeratin some of the individuals who...More
This memorial is important to the people of Southampton and to the ancestors of those who sailed on the Mayflower. Originally the Pilgrim Fathers were to sail from the area now known as Mayflower Park, but they had to call in to Plymouth for repairs,...More