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About the Plymouth Pilgrims

We offer visitors and tourists a warm welcome to Plymouth. We are Plymouth’s Pilgrim Ambassadors and will endeavour to make your stay in Plymouth a wonderful experience.

You can arrange to meet us at the Mayflower Steps or at the Mayflower Centre opposite. Just call David on 07538 199694 in the UK or 01752 773549 out of the country. We’re also on Facebook www.facebook.com/onesmallcandle

The Pilgrims are a mixed bunch!

Sophia aged 9 and her brother Charlie aged 10 are our junior Pilgrims and we are thrilled to have them on board the Mayflower.  Both children are very popular and always up for a tale or two.

Elizabeth Saunders is from Detroit, Michigan – Motown! Elizabeth is now a fiercely proud British citizen and works full time for Plymouth City Council. She looks after the children and makes sure all costumes are stored and cleaned properly. She loves living in Plymouth and is an Honorary Janner as proclaimed by Plymouth Argyle mascot Pilgrim Pete.

Jane Farnaby is a science technician at a well known school in Plymouth. Jane is very bubbly, friendly and kind. She knows a lot of Plymouth’s history… Jane is always happy to have a chat with tourists.

Dan Gomery is Myles Standish and brings a new look to the group. Myles Standish was a “militia man” and worked hard protecting the Pilgrims. Dan has an authentic dog lock rifle and bayonet so be nice to Dan!

Founder David Saunders is well known for his kind manner and sunny disposition along with his love of music and history. David tells the Mayflower story in schools and to anyone that wants to listen! David was a well known professional DJ for decades with 15 years in California, 3 years in Norway and forever touring England and Wales with Rank Leisure. David worked at Plymouth Fiesta, Top Rank and Academy for years.

David has studied everything about the people that would become “the Pilgrims”. He has always been fascinated by the Mayflower story and is always happy to share his knowledge… in Pilgrim costume of course!

We are looking for new Pilgrim volunteers, fundraisers and creative committee members NOW! 

Got a question? Call/Text David on 07538 199694 or email: onesmallcandle@outlook.com