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On the Trail of the Pilgrim Fathers, The Thoroton Society


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Lead by Valerie Penstock and Ceril and Derek Little.

This promises to be a very busy day, visiting four different sites associated with the Pilgrim Fathers, and ending with a guided tour of Gainsborough Old Hall.

Beginning at Babworth, associated with William Bradford, described by Arthur Mee as one of the most remarkable of the Pilgrim Fathers, although he was born and baptised at Austerfield.

The nave and chancel at Babworth church are all one, and the fifteenth century tower and ancient porch are significant.

Scrooby was the home of William Brewster and the meeting place of the original ‘Pilgrim Church’. The church is perpendicular with an octagonal steeple, its original font now used in the United Church of Christ in Chicago.

Moving on to Austerfield with its splendid Norman tympanum.

There will be free time for lunch in East Retford, before traveling to Gainsborough Old Hall.


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