These events planned for 2020 have been postponed to 2021 because of the corona virus.
They mark the 400 + 1 anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower to America
with the four unfortunate children of Katharine More aboard.
Tickets are on sale on this website.
Join Shropshire’s Mayflower Children to get priority booking and 10% discount:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 4 September 2021: The Mayflower Walk
A circular, guided walk, starting at Brockton (where cars may be parked and Jacob Blakeway, Katharine’s lover lived) and following public footpaths towards Larden Hall, the ancestral home of the Mores with the story of the children recounted as the walk proceeds. A refreshment stop at Shipton Church gives an opportunity to see the plaque to the four young children who were all baptised in the church. The plaque was donated by the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. The walk then picks up the route of the old Rowe Lane (thought to be a Roman Road) and returns to Brockton. Start time: 2.00 pm. Date to be confirmed.
Tickets: £5/£4.50 Members and Friends of Shropshire Archives
NB There is a small booking fee for on-line ticket buying. Sorry; each event requires a separate payment.
To pay by cheque (discount still applies): email email@example.com for a postal/email booking form
Sunday 12 September 2021: Commemorative Service at Shipton Church
At 10.30 am – led by the Revd Matthew Stafford, Rector, and Priests from the Much Wenlock Catholic Church
Originally planned for the nearest Sunday to the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower with the four young More children on board, this event will now be held one year later.
The children had all been baptised in the font that is still there today and their mother, Katharine, had married her cousin Samuel More there too.
The service is followed by refreshments. A collection in aid of the Church will be taken.
Entry by ticket (so we know how many to expect): no charge
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a postal/email booking form
A commemorative plinth in Much Wenlock;
A limited edition special publication of the More story (see Shop);
Displays of archives;
Mayflower greetings cards (see Shop)