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  1. Andover Coronation Celebrations
    The 1953 Coronation was an important occasion for historical pageantry in the 1950s. This was one of many relatively small-scale pageants staged across the UK at this time. As is clear from film fo...

  2. A Pageant of Anglesey
    The Pageant of Anglesey took place in June 1951, as an auxiliary event of the Festival of Britain—a commemoration of the Great Exhibition of 1851. It was one of many events, including pageants in C...

  3. A Pageant of Sport through the Ages
    A Pageant of Sport through the Ages was a small event held by the St John’s School in Warminster, Wiltshire, most likely in 1982.1 It was a cross between a school fete and a sports day, the histori...

  4. Arbroath Historical Pageant, 1947
    In 1947, when the Arbroath Abbey Pageant was held, the after-effects of World War II and the austerity that affected the British population were an everyday reality—a fact pointed out by one corres...

  5. Mary Queen of Scots Pageant
    The pageant formed one element of a fete in aid of the Scottish League of Pity. There was news coverage in the Scotsman.

  6. Scottish National Pageant of Allegory, Myth and History
    This was a fundraiser for the Scottish League of Pity, and was advertised in the Dundee Courier and the Scotsman newspapers. The pageant may have been processional in form, but it is not clear from...

  7. Pageant of the Bruce
    During the Scottish Exhibition of National History, Art and Industry, two short pageant plays were staged (Pageant of the Bruce in September and Thomas the Rhymer in October) A further play about R...

  8. Thomas the Rhymer
    During the Scottish Exhibition of National History, Art and Industry, two short pageant plays were staged (Pageant of the Bruce in September and Thomas the Rhymer in October) A further play about R...

  9. Robert Burns Pageant
    During the Scottish Exhibition of National History, Art and Industry, two short pageant plays were staged (Pageant of the Bruce in September and Thomas the Rhymer in October) A further play about R...

  10. Coronation Pageant
    Essentially this was a civic parade, but it had a historical element called the Pageant of Harlaw (recalling the famous battle).

  11. Scotland's Day Pageant
    This pageant was organised by the Scottish Home Rule Association. It was a parade, but had some historical tableaux on floats. It took place in Glasgow city centre, ending in Blythswood Square. The...

  12. Scotland's Crown
    This was a Girl Guides Pageant. It was written and directed by Molly Clavering who was also responsible for a Girl Guides pageant in the Borders.

  13. Crieff Historical Pageant
    There is little information about this pageant, which took place at an unusual time of year – early January. There was a very small amount of coverage in the local press.

  14. Stracathro House Fete and Pageant
    The pageant was organised by a committee, which was set up to raise funds for a parish hall at Stracathro. It is presumed that the hall was attached to the Stracathro parish church and that the chu...

  15. The Amber Gate
    This was a Girl Guide pageant.

  16. Hail Caledonia
    This was a pageant organised by the Edinburgh and Leith Boys' Brigade.d

  17. Howe of Fife Pageant
    This was organised by the Scottish Women's Rural Institutes in aid of hospitals, and held annually from 1932 to 1934.

  18. The Saut-Box Pageant
    This may have been a procession.

  19. Jubilee Pageant
    This may have been an Empire pageant; the Scottish Women's Rural Institutes were involved. In addition to Blairgowrie, it appears that the pageant was also performed in Alyth. There are images of t...

  20. Aberdeen Coronation Pageant
    This was billed as a tattoo and pageant. There was also a parade and concert. The pageant had five episodes but it’s unclear what form they took (on floats? tableaux?). There was some coverage in t...