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Mayflower 400 trip
April 23, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Meet at 11.15am Austerfield Church, DN10 6RG -for a tour and talk by a church volunteer
12.30pm to the Pilgrim Fathers pub and restaurant in Scrooby, DN10 6AT, for lunch (a ten-minute drive)
Following lunch there will another short talk and tour of Scrooby Church, which is just across the road.
Both churches are small so there will not be a lot of walking involved.
A minibus has been provided for those who do not have their own cars but it is anticipated that all who can make their way there, will use their own transport.
The bus has already been paid for by DonMentia so is free to anyone in need, but a mandatory fee of £10 per person will be charged if you book a place and then fail to take your seat.
The bus will depart from the Market Place Car Park, Doncaster at 11am. It will also take you to the Pilgrim Fathers and return to the same town centre car park at approximately 3pm but the return time is only a rough guide.
In November 2020 it will be 400 years since the founding of America. Various religious groups, who were being persecuted by King James 1st, left England on a ship called the Mayflower, to set up a new colony where they could practice their beliefs freely.
William Bradford, who came from Austerfield, became the first Governor of the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts, whose authority lasted for 30 years, helped develop the first permanent colony in what came to be called New England.
William Brewster, from Scrooby, became the senior elder and religious leader of the Colony and was also an adviser to Governor William Bradford.
The trip is open to people with dementia and their regular carer