Pageants 655

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  1. Mitcham Pageant
    This is an early example of an historical pageant held to celebrate a coronation, in this case that of George V in 1911. The years before the First World War saw great enthusiasm for all things Eli...

  2. Coronation Pageant
    Mitcham has strong connections with queen Elizabeth I, who visited the locality on at least five separate occasions. This pageant, entirely focused on the Elizabethan age, paid tribute to those ass...

  3. Fishers of Men
    Historical pageants were popular with churches and religious organisations; this is an interwar example from Middlesbrough. The pageant seems to have held under the auspices of the Church of Englan...

  4. What Made England
    This pageant was staged as part of Middlesbrough's Coronation Year celebrations. It was organised by the Middlesbrough Rural Deanery of the Church of England, which established a pageant committee ...

  5. The Pageant of Margam Abbey
    Margam (now a suburb of Port Talbot) has a long history. Among other things, the place was the site of an important Cistercian settlement (Margam Abbey), the story of which was re-enacted in this p...

  6. The Golden Chain
    Derby was no stranger to historical pageants in the early post-war years: pageants had been staged there in 1946, 1948 and 1949. In 1950 'The Golden Chain' was performed in St Paul's School hall to...

  7. Ye Friary Pageant
    This pageant consisted of historical playlets and music, and told the history of the Derby friary from its earliest foundations (in the thirteenth century). The friary was dissolved in 1539.

  8. Children's Pageant of Derby
    This pageant consisted of sixteen scenes in the history of Derby. There is some archival material in the Derby Local Studies Library, BA394.2.

  9. Derby Hospitals Pageant 1991
    There is some archival material relating to this pageant in the Derby Local Studies Library, BA394.2. It was organised by the Derby Round Table.

  10. Charter Commemoration: The Drama of the Charter
    This pageant did not present a continuous narrative covering a long chronological period, but rather three key scenes from Doncaster's history. The pageant was held to celebrate the 750th anniversa...

  11. 'Theirs was the Glory'
    This pageant was staged at Flint Castle on Saturday 21 June 1958. Depicting 'scenes from the history of Flint', it was organized under the auspices of the Flint Festival of Wales Committee. Flintsh...

  12. Pageant of Newhaven
    This was a small-scale wartime pageant, staged sometime in 1944. It was held to coincide with the centenary of the Victoria Primary School. Its focus was the history of the port and fishing village...

  13. Merched Anrhydedd
    Merched Anrhydedd was a small pageant staged in the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel in Morfa Nefyn. The pageant was performed once, on 6 February 1958. It seems to have been performed in Welsh: its ti...

  14. Merched Anrhydedd
    Merched Anrhydedd was a small pageant staged in the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel in Talysarn. The pageant was performed once, on 12 December 1957. It seems to have been performed in Welsh: its titl...

  15. Rahere: An Historical Pageant-play
    This was a small, indoor church pageant.

  16. Carlisle Historical Pageant
    In the Official Souvenir Book, a foreword written by the Pageant Committee Chair, the Rev. Canon T. B. A. Saunders, records that the pageant was envisaged as part of a planned 'Civic Week' that had...

  17. Communist Manifesto Centenary Meeting and Pageant
    The Communist Manifesto was the first full statement of the aims of the working-class movement and of its mission—to be ‘the grave-digger of capitalism’…History has already confirmed the conclusion...

  18. Farfar Will Be Farfar Still: A Cavalcade of Forfar's Story
    One of the county town of Forfar's neighbours in Angus is the coastal township of Arbroath, which by 1965 had hosted no fewer than twelve historical pageants, the first having being held in 1947. R...

  19. Pageant of Gwent
    The Pageant of Gwent took place in 1913 at Abergavenny as part of the Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales—the second time the arts festival had been held in the county following Newport in 1897. It ...

  20. The Swansea Pageant
    The Swansea Pageant, despite its grand title (indicative of the large-scale civic pageants throughout the 1930s), was actually a relatively small school event. It took place in Brangwyn Hall—famous...