Saturday 17 July 2021, 10am to 4pm
Gainsborough Old Hall, Parnell Street, Gainsborough, DN21 2NB
The ‘Flight of the Separatists’ event marks the town’s connection to the Pilgrims’ story.
In May 1608, some of the Pilgrim Separatists fled from the town on a barge up the River Trent in search of religious freedom. Others made their way overland to an isolated place along the coast near Immingham. There, they met a Dutch ship in order to flee the country. Many of the men escaped, while their wives and children were left behind for a time, after their attempt to escape was noticed by the authorities. Eventually, they were all reunited in Amsterdam.