Photographer's Note

The setting off point, from which the Pilgrim Fathers are believed to have finally left England aboard the Mayflower, before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to land in North America on 6th September 1620.

This is as close to that actual point as you are likely to get, as the steps no longer exist.
Yet known as the Mayflower Steps, the small platform gives you a view of steps that are symbolic of the real thing.

The stone portico was built in 1934, and there are many plaques describing historical events from this place.
Flanked by the British and American flags,it marks the final departure point of 102 passengers.

The metal sculpture is titled 'The Barbican Prawn' and was designed by Brian Fell.
Thank you for looking.

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