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Make a May Flower

West Lindsey District Council launch community art project to inspire residents to learn about the Mayflower Pilgrims 2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower from Plymouth UK to Plymouth Massachusetts. Gainsborough has a special connection to the Mayflower anniversary as separatist movements originated in this region that led them on their […]

Pilgrim Roots Illuminate Events

Marking the beginning of the Mayflower 400 anniversary year Illuminate 2019 was kicked off in our region with the very first Illuminate lantern parade of the year taking place in Gainsborough on the 16th of November. Here, the parade combined with market stalls on the streets and the Christmas lights switch on at Marshal’s Yard […]

Special Visitors to the Pilgrims Gallery

In recent weeks the Pilgrims Gallery has welcomed some very special visitors! We hosted our first school group – a group of school councillors – and a group of Cub Scouts working towards their Local History badge. The children loved hearing a sample of William Brewster’s stories in the study, with images from his life […]

The Pilgrims Gallery is Open

Our wonderful new Pilgrims Gallery at Bassetlaw Museum opened at the end of September and has welcomed hundreds of visitors from near and far already. Dignitaries and other project champions visited for the opening, and since then the reputation of the Gallery has been growing. Dr Jeremy Bangs, an expert on the subject and Director […]

Pilgrim Trails Newsletter October

Out now – the latest edition of Pilgrim Trails with news and updates about the Pilgrim Roots project funded by The Lottery Heritage Fund!