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  1. The Tiger and the Deer; an Historical Pageant for the Borough of Hillingdon
    A number of pageants were held in the post-war years at Stanmore (1950) Streatham (1951), Wealdstone (1956), Finsbury (1960) and Croydon (1960), emphasizing the distinct histories of the particular...

  2. Home of the Chaine folk
    A great many pageants were held in association with the 1951 Festival of Britain and this is one example (see Bedale, Hunmanby and Carlisle). Staged by local schoolchildren and their teachers, it s...

  3. Pageant of Local History
    This is an example of the hundreds of village pageant held in association with the 1951 Festival of Britain (see Bedale, East Grinstead, and Home of the Chaine Folk). It was performed by local chil...

  4. The Pageant of Launceton
    Launceston’s Pageant Master, Mary Kelly, was key force behind the Village Dramatic Society. The society was founded in 1919 in Kelly’s native Devon, and put on numerous plays and pageants in the 19...

  5. The Pageant of Leyton
    There is very little information on this pageant, which told the story of the Parish of Leyton from earliest times through to the granting of the town charter in 1926.

  6. ‘The Land Around Us’: a Pageant of the Isle of Ely
    This indoor pageant - one of several held in and around Ely (see 1951 and 2000) was performed just once, on 25 July 1956. Held in the hall of the county Secondary School in Witchford, near Ely, it ...

  7. ‘A Goodly Heritage’
    Village pageants were notably popular in interwar Surrey (see Merstham (1920) and Tatsfield (1938)). This example was held in association with the six-hundredth anniversary of the parish church, or...

  8. Historical Pageant in the Hermitage Garden
    This is an example of an interwar church pageant, which tells the story of Christianity in England, from the arrival of St Alban through to the missionary work done by the present church, a common ...

  9. A Pageant for Coronation Year 1953
    A previous pageant on the History of British Music from 1200 to 1682 had been held in St John’s College in 1951 as a part of the Festival of Britain celebrations. Two years later, the Coronation of...

  10. Walpole Old Chapel Tercentenary Pageant
    Nonconformist religious groups were notably active in the pageant movement. This is a post-Second World War example from Walpole in Suffolk, which was put on by members of local Congregational chur...

  11. Pageant of the Black Prince
    Trematon Castle was built around 1240, with a gatehouse added by Edward in 1350.[1] The pageant reverberates with the anxiety over war, shown through the Fortune Teller’s prediction of battleships ...

  12. Old Chiddingford: A Village pageant Play
    This was small-scale village pageant, typical of many of those put on in southern England in the interwar period. It was likely a success, since it was repeated in 1922 and 1923. Its Pageant Master...

  13. Croydon Millenary Pageant
    The Pageant Master of the Croydon Pageant was Christopher Ede, who had distinguished himself at the Pageant of Boston (1951) and Pageant of Guildford (1957). Croydon had previously held a pageant a...

  14. Grand Fancie Fayre: Realistic Representation of “Ye Olde Yorke in Mid-Winter”
    The Grand Fancie Fayre was certainly on a far-more limited scale than the great York Historical Pageant (1909). Whilst its specific time-period was unspecified, we can be reasonably sure that the p...

  15. The Acts of Saint Richard
    The narrative of religious history in twentieth-century Britain has fixated on the roles of secularization and declining church attendance, often at the risk of all else.[1] Callum Brown and S.J.D....

  16. The Little Pageant of Bedhampton
    The Bedhampton Pageant was one of hundreds held across the country to commemorate the Coronation of Elizabeth II (see, for instance, the entries for pageants at Sandy, Edwinstowe, and Widnes). A nu...

  17. Duns Historical Pageant
    Nearby Berwick’s Pageant for the Coronation year was cancelled owing to a lack of support.[1] However, the nearby town of Duns on the Scottish border held a pageant as part of its ongoing Reivers F...

  18. Gloucester Historical Pageant
    Gloucester had previously held carnivals with attached pageants with the aim of raising money for the Gloucester Infirmary in 1927 and 1930 in a county that was no stranger to grand pageants, at Ch...

  19. Newick Coronation Pageant
    The small Newick Pageant was one of hundreds held to celebrate the Coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953. First mooted in February that year, the Pageant held in June to coincide with Coronation Day w...

  20. Northamptonshire Women’s Institutes’ Fete and Pageant
    Women’s Institute Pageants, often organised at a county level, were highly popular during the 1920s and early 1930s. The WI already possessed many of the organisational skills which made for succes...