Pageants 620

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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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...

  3. 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.

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  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...