one small candle may light a thousand,
light here kindled hath shone unto many...''
The Mayflower Pilgrim
Museum at the Retford Hub closed in 2021 having told the story of the Pilgrims
from Nottinghamshire for the 4 years prior to the 400th anniversary of the
sailing of the Mayflower.
The Museum told the story of ordinary people who did an extraordinary thing that
changed the world.
The Bassetlaw Museum in Retford has
a room dedicated to the story of the Pilgrims and is a 'must see' for visitors
to our area wishing to explore the Pilgrim trail.
From the sleepy villages around
North Nottinghamshire the Mayflower Pilgrims risked their lives to stand up for freedom of
the people against State
and Church. They created the 'Separatist' movement leading the infamous
'Mayflower' journey to the birth of Modern Day America, their actions resulting
in the American Constitution, free elections, American Thanksgiving and the
English Civil War.
What the Mayflower Pilgrims did
ultimately resulted in the British Legal System, human rights, the 'American
dream' and freedom for all.
Pilgrims and Pilgrim Fathers Museum
member of the Robin Hood tourism group
and marketing by Mutex Solutions