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  1. Winchester National Pageant
    The 1908 Winchester Pageant was, like those held in Sherborne (1905), Romsey (1907), and Oxford (1907), one of the crowning achievements of Edwardian historical pageantry, genuinely living up to it...

  2. Pedlar's Ware
    Although Lancashire is generally thought of as an intensely industrialised part of England, across much of the county many small rural communities persisted throughout the entire industrial era. Th...

  3. The Wisbech Pageant
    The idea for a pageant in Wisbech was first mooted by the town’s Mayor, J.W.A. Ollard, in his inaugural speech in 1928, where he spoke of his ‘dream’ for a ‘monster’ pageant in the town.3 Such an e...

  4. The Wolsey Pageant
    The Wolsey Pageant was a mid-to-large scale event staged in Ipswich to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the town’s most famous son: Cardinal Thomas Wolsey. The pageant was directed and partly-w...

  5. Wolverhampton Centenary Pageant
    Press reviews of pageants, especially those in the local press, tend to be exuberant and lavish in their praise and can make one wonder whether the pageant really lived up to the approbation heaped...

  6. Woodhall Spa Centenary Pageant of Lincolnshire History
    Edwardian pageants meant a great deal to their local communities, providing a means of narrating the history of a place and people through collective effort. The Pageant of Woodhall Spa bore tellin...

  7. The Worsley Pageant
    This pageant was announced as the first event of its kind to be held in east Lancashire.24 It was a fundraiser and the idea of a local clergyman who wanted to raise some money for a church extensio...

  8. Northumbrian Pageant
    Alnwick Castle saw its fair share of pageants during the 1920s, beginning in 1925 and again in 1927 and 1928, with a fundraiser for the local division of the Girl Guides. Given that one of their co...

  9. Pageant of Northumberland History
    Historical pageants seem to have been quite popular among the grass-roots of the Conservative party in the interwar period. This pageant is one such example, having been organized by Berwick-on-Twe...

  10. Time and the City: A Pageant Play
    St Albans had staged three historical pageants, in 1907, 1948 and 1953. In 1968 an indoor ‘pageant play’ was staged, with three performances on the stage of the recently built City Hall, which coul...

  11. The St Albans Pageant
    The St Albans pageant of 1907 took place at the height of ‘pageant fever’ in Edwardian England, and was in many respects a typical example of the genre.2 It took place outdoors, in Verulamium Park ...

  12. St Albans Millenary Pageant
    The Millenary Pageant of 1948 was the second time a historical pageant had been staged in St Albans. The first was in 1907, during the wave of ‘pageant fever’ that swept Britain before the First Wo...

  13. Stanmore Centenary Pageant
    The expansion of London, memorably described in H.J. Dyos’ classic study The Victorian Suburb: The Growth of Camberwell (1961)2 was a lengthy, inexorable process, as shown by this pageant. From the...

  14. The Stanway Pageant
    The Stanway Pageant of 1929 took place in the grounds of the Jacobean manor house, Stanway House—just outside the town of the same name in Gloucestershire. It was a small affair, staged only twice,...

  15. St Catherine’s School Centenary Pageant: A Vivid Tapestry of 2000 Years of Women in History
    St Catherine’s is a fee-paying school in Surrey with approximately 880 pupils, of which 170 board.1 The pageant was organised by David Clarke, who was a prominent pageant master in Surrey (see Shal...

  16. The Pageant of St Margaret's Convent
    This pageant was a small, institutional affair organised to celebrate the centenary of St Margaret's Convent School in Edinburgh; it received no publicity in the Scottish press. Nonetheless, the co...

  17. Historic Pageant at the Ferguson Heritage AGM 1999
    Friends of Ferguson Heritage,4 founded in 1996, is a society dedicated to old Ferguson Tractors, their upkeep and continued use. However, the 1999 historic pageant was the brainchild of John Moffit...

  18. Stoke-on-Trent Historical Pageant
    The Stoke-on-Trent Historical Pageant was one of the main features of a large and ambitious event staged to commemorate the bicentenary of the birth of its favourite son and pioneering potter, Josi...

  19. A Pageant of Streatham (1925)
    The Pageant of Streatham was a small indoor pageant, performed seven times in November 1925. It took place at Streatham Hall, a late Victorian building acquired by St Leonard’s Church earlier in 19...

  20. The Pageant of Streatham (1936)
    The Pageant of Streatham was a small event that took place indoors at Streatham Hall for three performances in February 1936. It was a slightly altered version of the Streatham Pageant that had tak...