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  1. White Castle Pageant
    There is unfortunately little information about this interesting early, and sizeable, Welsh pageant beyond the book of words, although there may well be significant press coverage in local Newport ...

  2. Co-operative Century: a Pageant Play of the People (Tamworth)
    The opening night of the Tamworth Co-Operative Pageant was one of ‘150 such ‘first nights’ all over the country’,[1] with similar performances of the pageant being staged from Plymouth to Sheffield...

  3. Tomorrow: A Pageant of Youth
    Tomorrow: A Pageant of Youth was one of a number of pageants held in Sheffield during the 1940s by Lawrence Du Garde Peach: others included the Sheffield Centenary Pageant (1944), the Co-operative ...

  4. Helmsley Festival Pageant
    In the days before the pageant at Helmsley Castle opened press commentary noted that there was hardly a person in the eponymous town, which in 1951 had a population of around 1300, who had not 'don...

  5. Sheffield Pageant of Peace
    In the summer months of 1919, a number of ‘Peace Pageants’ were performed throughout the country. The first of these pageants was staged in Nottinghamhttp://www.historicalpageants.ac.uk/pageants/11...

  6. A Pageant of Basingstoke History
    The 1951 Festival of Britain—which above all sought to revive the mood of a Britain dogged by seemingly never-ending austerity and rationing—was a late hurrah for the spirit of pageantry in a world...

  7. Combe Pageant
    Combe was one of a number of pageants held in the West Country during the interwar period. The Rev. G. de Y. Aldridge, who played St Nicholas and wrote the book of words, employed the services of t...

  8. A Pageant of Bristol and the West
    Bristol’s was the last major pageant held before the First World War and there was a distinct feeling that the place had come late to the party—after major West Country pageants at Sherborne, Bath,...

  9. Burnham-on-Sea Pageant
    Women’s Institutes Pageants were extremely popular during the interwar period. This is one of the smaller ones, of which the Wells Journal remarked that ‘The work of the Women’s Institutes was show...

  10. These Names Live: Play-Pageant for the Quartercentenary of the Crypt School, Gloucester 1539-1939
    This is an example of a small indoor pageant (a ‘Play-Pageant’) of the interwar period. It was held to mark the four hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Crypt School by local benefactors J...

  11. International Council of Women Pageant
    Founded in Washington in 1888, the International Council of Women (ICW) was one of the first international women’s organisations, campaigning on women’s rights and leading the battle against gender...

  12. The Masque of the Lady Margaret
    The Women’s Institute Movement first came to Britain from Canada in 1915, and rapidly spread across the country. Bedfordshire villages first took it up towards the end of the Great War, and its ext...

  13. Buckden Towers Aragon Pageant
    Formerly a palace owned by the Bishops of Lincoln, Buckden Towers has hosted a number of prominent figures, including Henry III, Edward I, Richard III and Lady Margaret Beaufort. Its most famous re...

  14. Scarborough Historical Pageant and Play
    ‘The verdict upon Scarborough’s Historical Pageant will be that financially it might have been a greater success; in every other respect it could not have been.’[1] So the Scarborough Mercury repor...

  15. Winchester Pageant
    The Winchester 1934 Pageant deviated from the structure of the overwhelming majority of pageants to focus instead on a single significant historical scene, told at great length and in sumptuous det...

  16. Bexhill Historical Pageant
    For a town with a very short span of history, Bexhill’s pageant may have seemed presumptuous. It was part of an outbreak of pageant fever on the south coast seaside towns during the 1920s and 1930s...

  17. Dore and Totley Pageant
    The Totley and Dore pageant was one of a number of school and children’s pageants held before the First World War (see for example Tonbridge). Performed by children from the local village schools, ...

  18. The Albury Pageant
    Small-scale village and church pageants were still occasional features of local community life in the 1990s; this is an example. It is perhaps worth pointing out that Surrey showed particular enthu...

  19. Barton Church Pageant
    This is an example of a church pageant of the late twentieth century. 

  20. Dunstable Pageant
    This seems to have been quite a large-scale pageant, involving about one thousand performers. Held over six days, it seems to have been a success­—since an extra matinee performance was put on at t...