- Pennants stitched not only by local stitchers but by stitchers from across the country, and even parts beyond. These pennants will decorate the town for the #Mayflower400 celebrations
- Three different trails - a town trail, a packhorse trail and a castle trail out to Dartmouth Castle
- Other plans are in the works but details are not yet ready for sharing, so keep an eye on the Mayflower Dartmouth website
From lunch, I was taken over to the museum to meet my tour guides Les and Liz.
The town has a fascinating maritime history, wrought with adventure (and misadventure) including privateering, sailors (which implies inns and houses of ill repute), merchants and mayors and of course the Mayflower.
Royal Castle Hotel built in 1639. This was originally two homes, both owned by town merchants. It received the "royal" designation after Queen Victoria's sons made a visit. They were attending the Royal Naval College
Dartmouth is also home to inventor Thomas Newcomen who invented the steam engine.
|Old wearhouse and stockyard|
|Back of the stockyard and wearhouse|
|Prison cell within the stockyard for wayward sailors|
Les and Liz also took me into John Flavel's church. Flavel was a clergy and Puritan
|the original door to the church is still in use today. The date reads 1631 however, carbon dating has the door as old as 1361 and it is thought that at some point, the numbers were removed for cleaning or repair and re-attached in the wrong order|