Pilgrim Woman statue

by | 31 January 2021 | Gainsborough, Heritage

We love these photos of Gainsborough’s Pilgrim Woman statue, taken by reader Kez Adams.
Installed on Gainsborough’s Riverside in November, Rachel Carter’s Pilgrim Woman statue will leave a lasting legacy of the town’s connections to the Mayflower story for residents, bringing attention to the often unheard stories of the women on this journey.
Commissioned by West Lindsey District Council with funding from the Gainsborough Development Fund, the Pilgrim Woman stands by the water’s edge, contemplative of the journey she’s about to make and the home she is leaving. She holds in her hand an apple, a symbol of growth and new beginnings.
The location of the statue also relates to the Separatists’ escape from the town via the River Trent, making their way to Immingham before boarding a ship to Amsterdam in 1608.
You can find out more about the Pilgrim Woman by visiting www.discovergainsborough.com/thepilgrimwoman.