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Pilgrim Memorials Around the World

On leaving Leiden in 1620, the Pilgrims went to the port of Delfshaven where they boarded the ship Speedwell for England where they were to join the larger ship Mayflower for the trip to the New World.

The Pilgrim Fathers’ Church (Oude Kerk) Memorial Plaque, Delfshaven1906 — The Pilgrim Fathers’ Church (Oude Kerk) Memorial Plaque, Delfshaven, Holland
Memorial plaque reads: ONE IN CHRIST / FROM DELFSHAVEN JULY 22 AD 1620 / THE PILGRIM FATHERS BEGAN THEIR VOYAGE TO NEW ENGLAND / ---- / OBLIGED BY THE GOOD AND COURTEOUS ENTREATY / WHICH WE HAVE FOUND IN YOUR COUNTRY / WE AND OUR CHILDREN ARE BOUND TO BE THANKFUL / GOVERNOR WILLIAM BRADFORD TO THE DUTCH ON MANHATTAN MARCH 19 1627 / IN TOKEN OF ENDURING AND IN CHRISTIAN BROTHERHOOD / THE BOSTON CONGREGATIONAL CLUB REAR THIS MEMORIAL / JULY 1906” The Boston Congregational Church was part of the Highland Congregational Church (founded in 1869) located then on Parker Street, Boston, MA.

ca. 1920 — The Pilgrim Fathers' (Oude Kerk) Memorial Window, Delfshaven, Holland
Memorial window depicting the sailing of the Speedwell.

1995 — The Pilgrim Fathers’ Church (Oude Kerk), Delfshaven, Holland
"The / Tide / Which / Stays For / No Man Was / Calling Them / Away" on a bronze roundel with two Pilgrim figures, a man and a woman. The man holds a book identified as a Bible; Delfshaven church is in the background. The sculpture is signed with a small heraldic seal at the lower right. Translation of the plaque presented during the Pilgrims’ 375 anniversary year of departure reads: "This bronze relief sculpture is dedicated to the Pilgrims, who embarked in Delfshaven in July, 1620, for their journey to the New World, where after much difficulty they landed at Cape Cod in November of the same year. Presented by AEGON Insurance Company." AEGON N. V. is one of the world’s largest insurance companies and has its headquarters in The Hague, The Netherland