When the Founding Fathers set sail in Mayflower 1620 to create a new world, they took an extraordinary leap of faith.
FACTS OF THE JOURNEY
- Set Sail on 6 September 1620
- 52 were known as Pilgrims. The rest were known as Separatists who left England in 1608 and lived in Leiden, Holland until 1620.
- There were believed to be 50 adult men, 19 adult women, (18 married with three being pregnant). 33 Children: 14 between 13 and 19, and 19 under the age of 13.
- There was one birth and two deaths during the voyage.
- It was a 66 day journey arriving in Providence Town in November 1620.
“…. as one small candle may light a thousand, so the light here kindled hath shown unto many; yea, in some sort to our whole nation” – William Bradford, Governor of Plymouth Colony, 1630
With our vigorous research into this period, the seed was sown, how fitting but to name ourselves MAYFLOWER ANTIQUES. For us it is the period, not the material, this is why we are quite unique.
Christopher Hamlyn and Susan Harrington-James are based in Bewdley, Worcestershire, UK. We have an addition to the team, who is in charge of “Security,” his name is Henry an adorable Labradoodle!
We do not incur the overheads of a shop, instead our shop front is a first class website, where international enquiries are continually placed.
Christopher and Susan work as a team, jointly pursuing research, networking, marketing and sales, all of which we so much enjoy and makes Mayflower Antiques the strong business it is today.
Since Mayflower Antiques has been trading, we have been exhibiting in both Provincial and London fairs, networking on Social Media and developing our website, which we pride ourselves on the design and the professional photography.
We work along side “Social Me” and “Fellows Photographic Services”, enabling us to reach a standard befitting our pieces.
We continue to research in depth, all of our pieces have been vetted, as our reputation and integrity are of paramount importance to us.
We are now entering the European and Overseas markets, talking to personal collectors and museums in the UK, Europe and the USA.
The market for the 16th and 17th century pieces remains a challenge, this unique period of history is so fascinating.
We look forward to talking to you abut our very special pieces.