Explore the history of Immingham
When the Mayflower set sail for America in 1620, its last landfall was Plymouth in the south of England, but the core of its Pilgrims came from that quiet corner of England where Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire meet beside the River Trent. This gentle countryside gave birth to families whose simple determination and rock-life faith in the Separatist Church led them, via Holland, to the Mayflower and Plymouth Plantation in New England, in search of religous freedom from England’s new king, James 1st.
The Display in the Museum tells the story of the Pilgrims journey to Holland.
The Founding Fathers
William Brewster-author of the Mayflower Compact, a democratic constitution leading to the first democratic election of a Governor in the entire history of European colonies.
William Bradford-the second Governer of Plymouth Plantation,whose wise rule lasted from 1621 until his death in 1657,and whose diary has preserved the Pilgrim’s tale.
Richard Clyfton-Rector of Babworth Church,and later Pastor of the Scrooby Separatists.
John Robinson-Pastor to the Pilgrims,who died in Holland.
The Victorian/Edwardian lounge setting gives a flavour of life in this period.
The Kitchen area again from the same period highlights domestic life of the time.
Detailed reconstructions of Victorian/Edwardian Kitchen together with a local Chemist shop and Grocers shop vividly recapture the period.
The grocers shop is a reconstruction of a typical corner shop covering a period from aprox 1920 to the early 1960s when the supermarket became prominent and saw the demise of the corner shop.