"Beginning of English History" Commemoration Stone - Pegwell Bay, Kent, UK
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N 51° 19.727 E 001° 22.341
31U E 386600 N 5687645
Quick Description: A large commemoration stone proclaiming the 'Beginning of English History", set on Hugin Green, Pegwell Bay, Kent.
Location: South East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/19/2012 8:30:52 AM
Waymark Code: WME8QE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman
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Long Description:

Sited as it is alongside the 'Hugin', a replica Viking long ship that was sailed from Denmark to Broadstairs on July 28th 1949 to commemorate the 1500th anniversary of the landing of the Anglo-Saxon Chieftains Hengist and Horsa, this commemoration stone was unveiled by His Highness Prince George of Denmark the day after the 'Hugin' arrived in Broadstairs . Perhaps it was because of the placement of this commemorative stone here at Pegwell Bay that the 'Hugin' was placed on permanent display here as well in 1950. The inscription reads;

THIS STONE/SET DOWN AND INSCRIBED BY/THE CORPORATION OF RAMSGATE/WAS UNVEILED BY/H H PRINCE GEORGE OF DENMARK/ON 29th JULY 1949/AND COMMEMORATES THE/BEGINNING OF ENGLISH HISTORY/WITH THE LANDING AT/EBBSFLEET IN THIS VICINITY OF/HENGIST AND HORSA IN A.D.449/ OWEN HUGHES - MAYOR

Type of Historic Marker: Commemoration Stone

Age/Event Date: 7/29/1949

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