Brighton Pier (the owners changed the sign from Palace Pier in 2000, an informal name change not recognised by the National Piers Society or many Brightonians). The full name of the pier is 'Brighton Marine and Palace Pier'
The Mayflower departed from Southampton, England, on its first attempt to reach North America on this day 5th August, 1620. Its sister ship, the Speedwell developed a leak. It had to be refitted at Dartmouth and, after further leaks (or possibly sabotage) The Mayflower made the 60 day crossing alone.