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Pilgrim Memorials Around the World

Tablet, The Mayflower Steps, Plymouth, England1891 — Tablet, The Mayflower Steps, Plymouth, England
Tablet without adornment reads: “On the 6th of September 1620 in the Mayorality of Thomas Townes / after being kindly entertained and courteously used by divers / Friends there dwelling, the Pilgrim Fathers sailed from / Plymouth in the Mayflower in the Providence of God to /  to settle in NEW PLYMOUTH and to lay the foundations / of the NEW ENGLAND STATES ~~ The ancient / Cawsey whence they embarked was destroyed not many Years / afterwards, but the Site of their Embarkation is marked by / the Stone bearing the name of the MAYFLOWER in / the pavement of the adjacent Pier. This Tablet was erected / in the Mayorality of J. T. Bond 1891 to commemorate / their Departure and the visit to Plymouth in July / of that Year of a number of their Descendants and / Representatives.

The Mayflower Steps, Plymouth, England1891 — Mayflower Stone, Sutton Harbor Pier, Plymouth, England
Stone in pavement in front of the portico on the Mayflower Steps reads: MAYFLOWER / 1620

1895 — The Mayflower Steps & Arch, Sutton Harbor Pier, Plymouth, England
These steps and arch mark the approximate area where the Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower and finally set sail on September 6, 1620.

1934 — Tablet, The Mayflower Steps, Plymouth, England
Immediately below the above 1891 tablet above is another tablet stating: THIS MEMORIAL, PRESENTED BY ALDERMAN SIR FREDERICK WINNICOTT, J. P., / WAS UNVEILED BY THE RIGHT WORSHIPFUL THE MAYOR OF PLYMOUTH / (Mr  COUNCILLOR E. STANLEY LEATHERBY) ON THE 5th SEPTEMBER 1934

1955 — Plaque, The Barbican, Plymouth, England
Plaque with mayflowers in the four corners and an image of the ship Mayflower beneath which appears: THE GENERAL SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS (USA, 1897) / WALDO MORGAN ALLEN, GOVERNOR GENERAL / ON THEIR FIRST PILGRIMAGE – 152, BY PLANES – TO THE NETHERLANDS AND ENGLAND / SEPTEMBER 22 - OCTOBER 6, 1955 / 335 YEARS AFTER THE SAILING OF THE MAYFLOWER

1955 — Plaque, Buckland Abbey, Plymouth, England

Plaque with may flowers in the four corners and an image of the ship Mayflower beneath which appears: THE GENERAL SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS (USA, 1897) / WALDO MORGAN ALLEN, GOVERNOR GENERAL / ON THEIR FIRST PILGRIMAGE – 152, BY PLANES – TO THE NETHERLANDS AND ENGLAND / SEPTEMBER 22 - OCTOBER 6, 1955 / 335 YEARS AFTER THE SAILING OF THE MAYFLOWER. Buckland Abbey at one time was the home of Sir Francis Drake.

2000 — Plaque, Mayflower Steps, Plymouth, England
The plaque includes an image of the Provincetown (MA) Pilgrim Monument and reads: “Pilgrims Point – The Mayflower Steps / The Mayflower made its first landfall at what / is now Provincetown, Massachusetts on the / 11th November 1620 after 66 days at sea. /
There the Mayflower Compact, the first / democratic document written in America / was composed and signed. / ‘And upon the 11th of November we came to / an anchor in the bay …. a harbor wherein a / thousand sail of ships / may safely ride.’ / from Mourt’s Relation: A Journal of the / Pilgrims at Plymouth / Presented May 19, 2000 by the Pilgrim / Monument & Provincetown Museum and the / Town of Provincetown, Massachusetts”

350 Anniversary Tablet, Mayflower Steps, Plymouth, England1970 — 350 Anniversary Tablet, Mayflower Steps, Plymouth, England
A tablet reads: THE HONORABLE WALTER ANNENBERG / UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR / TO THE COURT OF ST. JAMES’S / UNVEILED THIS TABLET ON THE / 6TH. SEPTEMBER 1970. THIS DAY BEING  / THE 350TH ANNIVERSARY OF / THE SAILING OF THE ‘MAYFLOWER’/ COUNCILLOR ERIC D. NUTTALL, J.P. / LORD MAYOR

Unknown —The Elizabethan Gardens, Plymouth, England
The Elizabethan Garden is a recreation of an Elizabethan garden. Above the archway into the gardens is a relief carving of the Mayflower.

Unknown — The Pilgrims List, Plymouth, England
Contains errors as to trade and place of origin.

Unknown — Sherwell Congregational Church Window, Plymouth, Devonshire, England
A four panel family memorial stained glass window, the gift of a parish member, depicts the Pilgrims boarding the Mayflower on the Barbican wharf. An inscription across the panels reads "Aye call it holy ground, the soil where they first trod. They left unstained what they found, there they found freedom to worship God."