On-line talk by Kathy Atherton of Dorking Museum

9th March 2021, 17:30 - 18:30


“Who were the Dorking residents who travelled to the New World on the Mayflower?

a talk by Kathy Atherton

Tuesday 9 March  –  5.30pm – 6.30pm
Online via Zoom


Back in November, we had been looking forward to guided walks around the town of Dorking led by volunteers from the Museum. Like so many other things, this had to be cancelled when lockdown 2 came into force. In view of this we are particularly pleased to invite you to join an on-line talk given by Kathy Atherton, current chairman of the Museum and the co-author of the book Dorking Mayflower pilgrims – The Weaver, the Shoemaker and the Mother of a Nation.

The house of William Mullins who sailed on the Mayflower is the only known surviving home of a Pilgrim Father and it is to be found in West Street, Dorking.


Who were the six Dorking residents who travelled to the New World on the Mayflower in 1620? What were their lives like and why did they leave the place of their birth on a perilous journey to an uncertain future?
And how did they fare in the precarious new colony?

This talk will examine the realities of day to day life in a small Surrey town in the early 17th century, onboard ship, and in the New World as the colonists struggled to survive.

Cost: £4 for members, £5 for non-members.

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