The 400 year anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower and Speedwell from Southampton is a time for reflection and so we at the Fanclub have pulled together a timeline to highlight some of the other major migrations that have impacted Southampton and form part of its history and heritage over the last two thousand… Continue reading Discover the history of Migration in Southampton
To mark the 400 year anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower and Speedwell from West Quay in Southampton, we have created a special walking guide to share some of the places and characters which interacted with the Mayflower Pilgrims during their two week stop in Southampton as they gathered supplies in readiness for their… Continue reading Walk in the Footsteps of the Mayflower Pilgrims
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to America
Due to COVID-19 we weren’t able to hold our production telling the true tales of 400 years ago when the Pilgrim Fathers spent two weeks in Southampton before their long voyage to the new world.
Thanks to a grant from Southampton City Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund, we are pleased to be able to show you our specially created film, recorded during lockdown as we bring some of the characters from that important time to life.
We hope you like the trailer. We’re very pleased with it!
Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases … the Black Death, Sweating Sickness, Typhus, Smallpox but never fear the local wise women, friars and apothecaries are ready with the urine wheel, plants that look like bits of the body and the odd amulet to nurse you back to health. If that doesn’t work the local barber-surgeon is… Continue reading Potions, Poulitce & Pus
On the hundredth anniversary of some women finally being given the right to vote, and the year that a statue to Millicent Fawcett has appeared in Parliament Square, the Sarah Siddons Fan Club have turned their attention to the story of suffrage in Southampton. In 1912 Southampton was seen as such a hotbed of support… Continue reading Deeds not Words!