Pilgrim Fathers Memorial
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Pilgrim Fathers Memorial - United Kingdom
Pilgrim Fathers Memorial is located in Lincolnshire, England.
Pilgrim Fathers Memorial monument was established on 1607.
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The memorial was erected by the former Boston Borough Council in 1957, on the 350th anniversary of the event.




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The Pilgrim Fathers Memorial, located on the north bank of The Haven at the site of the former Scotia Creek, Fishtoft, seaward of Boston in Lincolnshire, England is a small granite obelisk mounted on a granite block. It commemorates the Pilgrims' first attempt at finding religious freedom in September, 1607 by escaping to Holland. They had chartered a Dutch vessel to transport them but the attempt was thwarted when the captain betrayed them to the local authorities. As trying to leave England without permission was illegal at the time, they were arrested and taken by boat to be imprisoned for a short while in Boston, probably in the town prison which was in the market place, near the parish church. The hearing by the magistrates will have been in the Guildhall, so that they are likely to have been imprisoned on that occasion in the cells there. The memorial was erected by the former Boston Borough Council in 1957, on the 350th anniversary of the event. The ceremony was attended by several members of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, who made a generous donation towards the cost of the monument.