Askrigg Pageant 1944

Askrigg Pageant 1944

Uploaded by Paul Readman




Crowds at the performance of the Askrigg Pageant, 1944. This was a pageant notable for its use of Yorkshire dialect (Askrigg being in Wensleydale, N. Yorks), and for telling its story in reverse chronological order (i.e. from the present, backwards in time).
With thanks to Karen Minnitt.