Stunning #OneSmallCandle illuminations on display in the Pilgrim Roots region

Nov 27, 2020

Pilgrim Roots kindly shared these amazing pictures of illuminations created by people taking part in their #OneSmallCandle campaign across the region.

For the past few years, fantastic parades of lanterns have taken place in Boston, Gainsborough, Retford and Worksop but, sadly, it was been possible in 2020.

Instead, people in the towns and villages linked to the Mayflower story were invited to get creative with a special lantern toolkit and light up their communities in November.

West Lindsey District Council led the ‘One Small Candle’ campaign for Illuminate in Gainsborough as part of the town's Arts Council England-funded Mayflower 400 cultural programme.

Transported and Boston Borough Council led activities in Boston, made possible through funding from Arts Council England and Boston Town Area Committee.

Bassetlaw Christian Heritage co-ordinated activity in North Nottinghamshire, supported by funding from Bassetlaw District Council.

Below are some of the creative illuminations that lit up the Pilgrim Roots region.

#OneSmallCandle in front of the Mayflower window at St Helena's Church in Austerfield - the home village of William Bradford, who inspired the Illuminate campaign. Picture courtesy of Bassetlaw Christian Heritage

An amazing display at Grove Street Methodist Church in Retford (The Grove). Picture courtesy of Helen Page Garry Page

A row of beautiful candles in Boston. Picture courtesy of Transported

The pupils of St Gregory's Catholic Primary School made beautiful lanterns for #OneSmallCandle. Picture courtesy of Astley Hall, Coach House and Park

#OneSmallCandle illuminations on display at the marketplace in Boston. Picture courtesy of Transported

#OneSmallCandle window displays in Chester and Wales. Picture courtesy of Pilgrim Roots

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