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Mayflower Flower

The Lily of the Valley was previously called mayflower. It was the inspiration for the name of the ship, the Mayflower, which took a group of pilgrims to America in 1620. They would later become known as the Pilgrim Fathers.

Harleston has an association with the Mayflower and the pilgrims, as four of the 102 passengers on board were from Harleston. They were the Fuller family.

Harleston also an association with the flower. According to the Rev Calpin in 'Flora of Harleston', written in 1888, the Lily of the Valley was recorded in nearby woods.

Two mayflowers, One town.


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