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  1. 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...

  2. 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....

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. The Woman with a Basket
    The pageant was based on the story of Women’s Co-operative Guild, established in 1883 to promote the values of co-operation among women.[1] Correspondence in the Women's Co-operative Guild Archive ...

  9. Pageant of Lewes Priory
    The pageant was part of the 1972 Lewes Festival. It was also referred to as Son Et Lumiere and A Pageant of Light, Sound and Mime, relying heavily on a recorded commentary, musical and lighting eff...

  10. Historical Pageant of Littleham-cum-Exmouth
    This seems to have been quite a small-scale pageant about which very little information survives. It illustrates the persistence of the pageant movement into the 1980s.

  11. Oundle Road Baptist Church Peterborough Centenary Pageant
    Nonconformist religious groups were notably active in the pageant movement. This is an example of a pageant held in association with a Baptist church in Peterborough. Other Baptist pageants were he...

  12. Shute Historical Pageant
    This is an example of a pageant put on by a school. Staged at Shute School, Devon, in July 1936, the pageant seems to have been devised as well as performed by the pupils themselves (though one mus...

  13. Tatsfield Church Pageant
    This was a very small church pageant. Its main claim to fame was that its cast included two members of the great Liberal dynasty, the Bonham-Carters: Margaret and Rosemary. Small though it was, how...

  14. Todmorden Festival of Britain Pageant
    This was just one of hundreds of historical pageants staged in association with the 1951 Festival of Britain. Two pageants were held in nearby Colne (and The Church Marches on) during the Festival ...

  15. Illuminated Pageant of Dartford and its Parish Church
    Church pageants remained quite popular into the 1960s and 1970s (see St Wilfrid's (1965)). This is an example of one such pageant, focusing on the religious history of Holy Trinity Church, Dartford...

  16. Herne Bay Pageant in Celebration of the Coronation of Their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth
    Like many pageants held in connection with the 1937 Coronation (see, for instance, entries for pageants at Tonge and Reigate), this was a relatively small-scale pageant. In its content, it was home...

  17. A Chapter of the Ancient History of Tonge
    Billed as a ‘miniature pageant’ this was a very small-scale affair. It was likely performed just once, on 12 May 1937, and seems to have been connected to the 1937 Coronation Celebrations (Herne Ba...

  18. The Pageant of the Border
    The pageant programme states that this pageant, which took place in 1935, was the third such event to be held at Warkworth Castle. It was organised by the Northumberland County Nursing Association,...

  19. A Pageant of Border Ballads
    Warkworth Castle was something of an historical pageant hotspot in the 1930s: during this decade, at least four pageants were held there at the behest different local organisations (see Warkworth 1...

  20. Aberford Parish Church Grand Pageant
    The Aberford Coronation Pageant, held to celebrate the Coronation of Elizabeth II, was one of hundreds of such ventures across the country (see entries for, e.g., Burnley, Lancaster, Ingatestone an...