Reigate Pilgrim’s Pageant 1913
Place: No Information (Reigate) (Reigate, Surrey, England)
Number of performances: 1
31 May 1913
Name of pageant master and other named staff
- Pageant Master: Calistri, P.F.
Names of executive committee or equivalent
- Vice-Presidents: Col. Rawson, MP and
- Chairman: Rev. F.C. Davies
- Hon. Secretary: C.E. Salmon
- Hon. Treasuer: H.R. Schon
- H. Budgen, L.W. Chub, C. Chumley, J.B.
Crosfield, Rev. W. Earle, T.H.L. Grosvenor, E. Duckinfield Jones, Miss
Nevinson, Miss E.S. Nevinson, E. Poland, A Trower, H. Rosling, H. Sewill, W.H.
Seth Smith, S.M. Spink, Dr. H.S. Stone
Names of script-writer(s) and other credited author(s)
Names of composers
Numbers of performers
Object of any funds raised
Reigate and Redhill Open Spaces and Footpaths Preservation Society campaign for the preservation of Colley Hill
Prices of admission and seats: highest–lowest
Episode I 1200-1250
Episode II. 1250-1300
Episode III. 1300-1350
Episode IV. 1350-1400
Episode V. 1400-1450
Episode VI. 1450-1500
Surrey Mirror Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser
Key historical figures mentioned
Newspaper coverage of pageant
Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser
Book of words
- Reigate Pilgrim’s Pageant 1913, 31 May 1913. Redhill Junction, 1913.
Other primary published materials
References in secondary literature
Archival holdings connected to pageant
- The British Library holds one copy of the book of words.
Sources used in preparation of pageant
Society launched a ‘shilling fund’ with the aim of preserving Colley Hill, an open space near Reigate in Surrey. This pageant was part of the society’s fundraising effort, which was ultimately successful. Sufficient money having being found to purchase the land, it was dedicated to the National Trust by Viscount Curzon, the former Viceroy of India, in a public ceremony in May 1913.1 It seems that in addition to a dramatic performance, the pageant involved a procession by the cast along part of the route of the Pilgrim’s Way. Appropriately enough, a Chaucerian theme was in evidence.
Paul Readman, ‘Preserving the English Landscape’, Cultural and Social History, 5 (2008), 203.
How to cite this entry
Angela Bartie, Linda Fleming, Mark Freeman, Tom Hulme, Alex Hutton, Paul Readman, ‘Reigate Pilgrim’s Pageant 1913’, The Redress of the Past, http://www.historicalpageants.ac.uk/pageants/1481/