Place: Round about the Windmill, North Common (Chailey) (Chailey, Sussex, England)
Number of performances: 2
11 and 14 June 1924 at 5pm.
Name of pageant master and other named staff
Names of executive committee or equivalent
Names of script-writer(s) and other credited author(s)
Names of composers
Numbers of performers
Object of any funds raised
- Grandstand: Not Known
- Grandstand capacity: n/a
- Total audience: n/a
Prices of admission and seats: highest–lowest
I. The Lame Boy guides Alfred into the camp of the Danes.
Alfred the Great. Earls and Aldermen. Serfs and Saxons.
II. A Wounded Goatherd saves Richard I from falling into the hands of the Saracens, 1180.
III. The Signing of the Mise of Lewes, 1264.
Bishop of Winchester. Prior of Lewes, Henry III and Courtiers, Simon de Montfort, Orphans.
IV. Before the Battle of Crecy
'Showing the part played by the Windmill in bygone days, August 26 1346'.
V. The Battle of Agincourt
VI. Processions from Edmund Spenser’s Fairie Queen
VII. King William III Offers his Palace at Greenwich for Aged and Wounded Seamen
VIII. Showing how King Louis Philippe of France came to Bishopstone
Key historical figures mentioned
- Edward [Edward of Woodstock; known as the Black Prince], prince of Wales and of Aquitaine (1330–1376) heir to the English throne and military commander
- Edward III (1312–1377) king of England and lord of Ireland, and duke of Aquitaine
- Henry V (1386–1422) king of England and lord of Ireland, and duke of Aquitaine
- Neville, Ralph, first earl of Westmorland (c.1364–1425) magnate
- Elizabeth I (1533–1603) queen of England and Ireland
- Cecil, William, first Baron Burghley (1520/21–1598) royal minister
- Spenser, Edmund (1552?–1599) poet and administrator in Ireland
- William III and II (1650–1702) king of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and prince of Orange
- Mary II (1662–1694) queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland
- Wren, Sir Christopher (1632–1723) architect, mathematician, and astronomer
- Pepys, Samuel (1633–1703) naval official and diarist
- Evelyn, John (1620–1706) diarist and writer
Newspaper coverage of pageant
Hull Daily Mail
Book of words
Other primary published materials
- The Heritage Pageant, Round about the Windmill. Np. 1924.
References in secondary literature
Archival holdings connected to pageant
- Leatherbound loose-leaf album The Heritage Craft Schools Pageants, East Sussex Records Office, HB/22/1/131/21
Sources used in preparation of pageant
- Spencer, Edmund, Faerie Queen
There had been pageants at Chailey put on by the Heritage Craft Schools for lame and crippled children in 1919, 1920, and 1922, though these had all been processional.
How to cite this entry
Angela Bartie, Linda Fleming, Mark Freeman, Tom Hulme, Alex Hutton, Paul Readman, ‘Heritage Pageant’, The Redress of the Past, http://www.historicalpageants.ac.uk/pageants/1269/