Chorley lays claim to him but, in the past, so did the Isle of
What is not in doubt is the important role he played
establishing the colony, in what became Plymouth, in present day
Massachusetts. His name has not been forgotten by people in
present day USA.
It was Myles Standish’s will that cast light
on the seemingly strong links with this part of Lancashire.
Bill’s talk was very well received by a packed audience who came
to learn more about the ‘Man of Mystery’.
Contemporary portrait of Myles Standish.