The Tower Hill Pageant and Tattoo
Information drawn from 'Survey of Historical Pageants' undertaken by Mick Wallis; with thanks to R.M. Harvey of Guildhall Library, London.
Place: Tower Hill (Grounds of Tower of London) (Tower Hill) (Tower Hill, Middlesex, England)
Number of performances: n/a
25 May—8 June 1935
Name of pageant master and other named staff
- Producer: G. Goold Walker
Names of executive committee or equivalent
Names of script-writer(s) and other credited author(s)
- Walker, J. Goold
- Drinkwater, John
The programme gives the writer of the pageant scenario as J. Goold Walker; it is unclear if a typographical error was made here and that this was the same person as the producer, listed as a G. Goold Walker.
John Drinkwater was responsible for the dialogue.
Names of composers
Numbers of performers
Object of any funds raised
Tower Hill improvement.
Prices of admission and seats: highest–lowest
Key historical figures mentioned
Newspaper coverage of pageant
Book of words
Other primary published materials
References in secondary literature
Archival holdings connected to pageant
- Guildhall Library, London, holds a copy of the programme (Pam 6748)
Sources used in preparation of pageant
Held outdoors by the moat of the Tower of London, this was a pageant to raise funds for the Tower Hill improvement project. Concluding with an historical display by the 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers covering the period 1685-1935, it evidently had a significant military element—as indeed also signaled by its billing as a 'tattoo'.
How to cite this entry
Angela Bartie, Linda Fleming, Mark Freeman, Tom Hulme, Alex Hutton, Paul Readman, ‘The Tower Hill Pageant and Tattoo’, The Redress of the Past, http://www.historicalpageants.ac.uk/pageants/1567/