Few people realise that Immingham has links to the passengers who made the legendary journey on a ship called the Mayflower to settle in America, forming one of the first English colonies.
The Pilgrim Father’s Monument once stood at Immingham Creek, but now stands in Pilgrim Park, looking out onto St Andrew’s church. The monument is 20 feet high and was envisaged to be a prominent landmark for all vessels navigating the Humber. The top part of the monument consists of a piece of grey granite brought from the identical spot at Plymouth Rock upon which the Pilgrim Fathers landed. It was moved in May 1970 due to the expansion of the docks. A service of re-dedication was held at the time, commemorating the 350th anniversary of the Mayflower sailing.