"Armada" Wine Jug from 1588

Wine Jug from 1588

According to legend, this wine jug was taken from the captured Armada Ship "San Salvador" in July 1588 by a British sailor from Burton Bradstock, Dorset, named Symes. It was handed down from father to son from 1588 until the death of the last William Symes who died in 1920.

Published with kind permission of the Dorset Natural History & Archeological Society - Copyright

The jug is presently in Dorchester Museum