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  1. Pageant of Newcraighall Mining Community
    This pageant was first performed in 1989 and revived in the following year. In 1989 the director was Lloyd Quinan, an actor, director and television presenter, who was an MSP, representing the West...

  2. Pageant of Newcraighall History
    The 'Pageant of Newcraighall Mining Community' was first staged in 1989, directed by Lloyd Quinan. In 1990 it was performed again, this time under the direction of Bill McElhaney, who later played ...

  3. Pageant of Cannock Chase
    Many pageants were held in association with the 1951 Festival of Britain. Masterminded by the prolific Lawrence Du Garde Peach, this was planned as fairly large-scale outdoor production. As it turn...

  4. Co-operative Centenary Pageant
    It is not clear whether this pageant used the same script as the series of Co-operative Centenary Pageants in 1944.

  5. A Pageant of Bishopsgate Ward
    The 'Pageant of Bishopsgate Ward' was performed as part of the bicentenary celebrations of the Central Foundation Girls' School, formerly known as the Bishopsgate Ward School. The school had presen...

  6. Free Churches Pageant
    A great many historical pageants were staged up and down the country in association with the 1951 Festival of Britain. These took various forms, from large-scale civic events to smaller performance...

  7. Floodlit Garden Pageant
    Floodlit pageants became quite common after the Second World War. 

  8. The Romance of King Arthur: A Pageant
    Very little is known about this small Cornish pageant, which was evidently focused on the myth-history of King Arthur. The medieval ruins of Tintagel Castle have of course long been closely associa...

  9. Lostwithiel 800, 1189-1989
    This pageant was staged as part of the Lostwithiel 800 celebrations in 1989. The two performances were held outdoors in the grounds of the thirteenth-century Restormel Castle, a site particularly r...

  10. A Pageant of Nursing
    In May 1950, Countess Mountbatten announced the launch of a fund by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) to provide advanced training for nurses. The Countess became president of this special fund. T...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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.

  16. ‘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 ...

  17. ‘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...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...