The Pilgrim Fathers were here


Yes, Bayard’s Cove, Dartmouth (above) was one of the last ports of call for the Pilgrim Fathers before they set sail to America in 1620. It served as an anchorage for the Mayflower and the Speedwell, which had developed a leak. They were both there for about a week before setting off again. The Speedwell went on to develop another leak and finally the Mayflower set off alone from Plymouth. By all accounts Bayard’s Cove would still be recognisable to those Pilgrim Fathers.

My next piece of Charity Shop Art is a watercolour of Bayard’s Cove by Peter J Burke about whom I can find no information.



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