East Yorkshire's Pilgrim Fathers

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£5.00 (£45.00 Festival Pass)

This illustrated talk by David Neave will explore who our local ‘pilgrims’ were, where they came from, why they chose to leave their homes, families and friends, and how they coped with the hardships they faced in their new life.

In 1638, eighteen years after the Pilgrim Fathers sailed in the Mayflower, the Revd Ezekiel Rogers, Puritan rector of Rowley, near Beverley, accompanied by some fifty members of his congregation, men, women and children, emigrated to New England and founded the town of Rowley, Massachusetts. This illustrated talk will explore who they were, where they came from, why they left, and the hardships of their life in the New World, and that of other early East Yorkshire settlers. The story ends with witchcraft, executions, and a Paris fashion show.

Dr David Neave came to the East Riding in 1968 as Tutor-Organiser for the WEA. He joined the Adult Education department at Hull University in 1981, and subsequently became Senior Lecturer in Regional and Local History in the History department. He is author of numerous publications on the history and buildings of East Yorkshire, including the revised ‘Pevsner’ Buildings of England volume. With his wife Susan he has just completed a Heritage Shell Guide to East Yorkshire and York, to be published later in 2021.

Event Date: 05/06/2021 1:00 pm

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