Sarah Siddons Fan Club
“Due to Covid The Sarah Siddons Theatre Company were unable to perform their new production about the Mayflower, however thanks to a grant from Southampton City Council the company have been able to re-imagine their play into a film made in documentary style featuring the stories of inhabitants of Southampton in 1620 and some of the passengers of the Mayflower as they prepare for their trans-Atlantic voyage.”
The 400 year anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower and Speedwell from Southampton is a time for reflection and so Sarah Siddons Fan Club 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 years.
Beginning in AD43 when the Romans arrived in Britian creating a base in the Bitterne peninsula, we’ve pulled out 25 key dates that have shaped Southampton helping to create the multiculural city where over 150 languages are being used today.
Sarah Siddons Fan Club have also 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 long voyage across the Atlantic.
The circular walk will take approximately 90 minutes beginning and ending at God’s House Tower.
There are two versions: