The Pilgrim Roots region covers Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Four centuries ago, a small group, who can trace their roots to the Bassetlaw area decided to leave England in search of religious freedom. They sailed first to Holland, and later some of them sailed to America on board the Mayflower.
Pilgrim Roots is a regional partnership that is part of the national Mayflower 400 partnership, working collectively to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower's voyage and the stories associated with it - including the roots of the Separatists who became Pilgrims, through themes of tolerance, freedom, journeys and migration.
Pilgrims' heritage is shared across four nations - the UK, the Netherlands, the Wampanoag and the USA.