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Jamestown Quatercentenary

Jamestown Quatercentenary
Photo: Mary Sewell

The founding of Jamestown in Virginia in 1607 created America’s first permanent English colony and sparked a series of cultural encounters that helped shape the nation and the world. See where it all started! Hear the stories of the 3 ships that set sail from here with the original colonists. See the memorial in London's Docklands and find out the background to their extraordinary journey. Explore modern Docklands with its striking architecture and sculptures and hear its fascinating history from thriving docks to Europe's largest urban regeneration scheme. Discover a hidden 19th century street with a lovely pub and stories of smugglers and scandal! You may like to finish with a visit to the Museum in Docklands.

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