The Mayflower Connection

Helen Baggott

South West
Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Author & Researcher
Paid: £50+
23rd January 2020
Mayflower | Pilgrims | Genealogy | Postcards

This talk focuses on a group of postcards sent in the UK and in America in the early 1900s that help share the story of The Mayflower.

By illustrating the talk with postcards associated with The Mayflower, and sharing the stories of the people who sent and received them, this talk offers more than the re-telling of the voyage and early years in America.

Some of the postcards connect to other events of international importance, including the War of Independence and the American Civil War – reinforcing the idea that history has no boundaries.

The talk also explains the research – using genealogy – that connects the postcards to American and UK history.

As the celebrations and commemorations throughout 2020 draw to a close, this talk will continue to be of interest.

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About Helen Baggott

Helen Baggott grew up in Swanage. Although she no longer lives in the seaside town, home is still in Dorset.

She is a freelance editor and writer. She particularly enjoys social history and local history and has written for local magazines.

Her most recent project is researching the stories behind postcards sent more than 100 years ago. The first collection of stories has been published in Posted in the Past.

"I was enthralled by the social history that you extracted from the cards: so many stories hinted at by so few words, and all waiting to be uncovered by sympathetic and subtle research." R.R., Wimborne

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