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Founding Father

Not content with inventing salt for the Romans Droitwich folk went off and created America

Founding Father

Not content with inventing salt for the Romans Droitwich folk went off and created America

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Nov 2015, 02:14
They have a lot to answer for...hardened veins, and Fox News!
Bill Phillips: The old git who owns Fox also owns Sky and the Sun, and people also believe the drivel those mighty organs put out
i guess that is where we first got our salt cod Bill...
i like the framing of the base with the golden leaves....petersmile
Bill Phillips: Salt cod sounds interesting Peter
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Nov 2015, 04:56
Great point of view. I think it is the human being to explore beyond the horizon..
Bill Phillips: They were escaping persecution...has a familiar ring?
Great POV Bill. On top of the subject!
Bill Phillips: It is only a little statue
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Nov 2015, 06:26
I think America should therefore be renamed Droitland
Bill Phillips: It would be fitting
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Nov 2015, 06:33
Droitwich has/had really important inhabitants!
Bill Phillips: We should be on the tourist trail of our American cousins Philine
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston, Bath
  • 26 Nov 2015, 06:51
That's a fine delicate sculpture, Bill. Years ago I read a novel called The Winslow Boy about his achievements
Bill Phillips: That was a play by Terence Ratigan. Different Winslow grin
He invented salt! Very clever man.
Bill Phillips: It was earlier Droitwichians who invented the salt. If he had done so he would have been very old by 1620
I like Tiffo's suggestion.
Bill Phillips: So do I
Is Droitwich so boring that he had to leave?
Bill Phillips: It was in 1620
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Nov 2015, 12:59
Well I never new that about him. I'm sure Scumsville had something to do with the "Mayflower".
Bill Phillips: Apparently they started from Scumsville along with another vessel the Speedwell which was unseaworthy so they had to go back to Plymouth and transfer to the Mayflower.
He had his work cut out. Nice tribute to him Bill
Bill Phillips: He was Governor of Plymouth Colony on three occasions and was one of the leading figures in those pioneering days
So there is definitely a link between you folks in Droitwich and those in Arizona, Atlanta, etc.etc.
Bill Phillips: Very much so Brian
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston, Bath
  • 26 Nov 2015, 20:39
You are quite right, Bill - now I remember - it was The Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton!
Bill Phillips: That one I have not heard of Lisl

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