Schoolchildren to follow in footsteps of rebels

Pilgrimage of Grace logo
Pilgrimage of Grace logo

A Pocklington church and the town’s Market Place will again turn the clock back some 500 years on Tuesday when local schoolchildren will be learning and re-enacting the events of East Yorkshire’s great rebellion – the Pilgrimage of Grace.

Local history enthusiasts that promote the Pilgrimage of Grace Heritage Project will be holding their latest schools’ day in All Saints, based around the great Yorkshire rebellion of 1536 that threatened Henry VIII’s throne.

On Tuesday, around 120 children from local primary schools in Pocklington, Stamford Bridge, Barmby Moor and Garton will descend on All Saints’ Church, Pocklington, for a series of Tudor history workshops.

The day will include presentations about music, people and local events from the 1530s, and will also see the children follow in the footsteps of the 1536 rebels and march through the Market Place just before 11am in a mini re-enactment of the rebellion.