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The Vrouwekerk – Now and Then

Some symbols – even when they exist as partial remains of an old church in the Dutch city of Leiden – may be considered by some as having no special value and just as it appears – an old ruin. To others it is a heritage, a place where ancestors walked, worshiped, shaped our lives and our ideals. This symbol is the Vrouwekerk!

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Pilgrim 400 — Immingham Celebrates the Quadricentennial of the Scrooby Separatist Escape to Holland

Pilgrim 400 — Immingham Celebrates the Quadricentennial of the Scrooby Separatist Escape to Holland“Pilgrim 400” celebrates “one of Immingham’s proudest moments in1608 as members of a separatist congregation, refusing to comply with religious discrimination in their native England, boarded a Dutch ship moored in a quiet haven near the hamlet of Immingham and sailed for a new life in the Netherlands” writes Shona McIsaac, member of the British Parliament representing that Lincolnshire, England town.

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Susquehanna Colony Celebrates Its First Fifteen Years

The Susquehanna Colony was the brain-child of two York  County residents, Catherine "Kay" Briddell and Raymond "Ray" R. Bloom, who sought a way of providing Mayflower Society activities in the Central Pennsylvania area for those who found the meetings of the Society of Mayflower Descendants of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (SMDPA) in the Philadelphia area, and the Western Colony in the greater Pittsburgh area, beyond convenient reach.

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