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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. Jubilee pageant at Dudwick
    This was a village pageant held to mark the Silver Jubilee of king George V. Perhaps appropriately, given this context, the pageant paid considerable attention to royalty, featuring kings Alfred th...

  12. Battle of Lewes Pageant
    Like the nearby Battle of Hastings Pageant (1966), this was a historical re-enactment of a battle and not strictly a historical pageant, consisting of episodes dominated by dramatic performance. It...

  13. Thornton Abbey Pageant with Sound and Light
    This was a small pageant of the son et lumière type that was gaining in popularity by the 1960s (see Buxton (1958)). Its focus was the specific history of Thornton Abbey, and it was performed just ...

  14. Pageant of Thurlow
    The Pageant of Thurlow was a restaging of the 1938 pageant, back by popular demand: ‘It is being repeated largely because of the requests made by many of those, numbering approximately a thousand, ...

  15. Pageant of Wealdstone
    This is an excellent example of a London suburban pageant from the 1950s, highlighting the anxieties of a community being swallowed up by the urban sprawl of the capital, thereby losing much of its...

  16. A Historical Pageant Held at Westcroft Park
    Staged in the grounds of Westcroft Park, and organised by the Woking Group of Women’s Institutes, this was a fairly small pageant: it was performed just once, on the afternoon of 27 June 1928. It i...

  17. Windsor Children’s Historical Pageant
    Children’s pageants were popular from the outset. Some, of course, were staged by schools: one early example was Kingston Grammar School, which put on a pageant to celebrate its six-hundredth anniv...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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...

  20. 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.