Washminster

Washminster
Washminster

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Pocahontas


I've been down in Kent for a couple of days - and had to visit the town centre of Gravesend. I parked in the public parking area next to St George's Church - and had to walk through the church yard. The photograph is one I took of the statue of Pocahontas which stands there.

Pocahontas was on a ship, the "George" sailing down the Thames - she was dying, and may even have died whilst on board. The ship arrived at Gravesend. She was buried in the vault beneath the chancel of St George's. That church was burned down a hundred and ten years later - and it is believed that her remains were reburied somewhere within what is now the present church.

The church's website has a couple of pages about Pocahontas - which can be found here. The local council's webpage on Pocahontas is available here. At the Tourist Information Centre, which overlooks the statute, there were a number of guides to historic walks around Gravesend - and a leaflet about the princess.

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