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  1. Co-operative Cavalcade
    The centenary of the Co-operative movement in the UK was widely celebrated as the services provided by this organization were still very important to a great number of people in the mid-twentieth c...

  2. Co-operative Cavalcade
    The pageant that took place in Bathgate to celebrate the centenary of the co-operative movement was only one example of this genre. A play written by Lawrence Du Garde Peach was widely staged in En...

  3. Wilton House Pageant
    Wilton house was a venue for a number of pageants during the interwar period, with other pageants in 1928 and 1933 (the latter commemorating the tercentenary of the death of the Poet George Herbert...

  4. Bishopthorpe Pageant
    The Bishopthorpe Pageant was one of a number of pageants held in North Yorkshire over the summer of 1930, including at Pickering and Nun Monckton. The pageant was written by F.L. Perkins, local vic...

  5. Hatfield Pageant
    The Hatfield Pageant was one of many in the interwar period which focused heavily on the Tudors, managing as it did to feature four out of five of the monarchs in a single scene. Henry VIII acquire...

  6. Pageant of Muncaster
    The pageant held at Muncaster Castle, which was performed by people from the close-by village of Ravenglass, presents a David and Goliath-type story. The much larger nearby town of Whitehaven also ...

  7. Lincoln Cathedral Pageant
    The Lincoln Cathedral Pageant was held to raise funds to repair the cathedral; it was a relatively small-scale affair. Indeed, Lincoln was one of the few cathedral cities to have no major pageant, ...

  8. Somersham Pageant
    The Somersham Pageant came about when the Rev. D’Arcy De Ferrars came to visit his brother, the Rev. M. de Courcy Ireland, Vicar of Somersham, in July 1908. De Ferrars was a figure vital to the rev...

  9. Croston Pageant
    The Croston Pageant was one of hundreds held across the country in celebration of the Festival of Britain in 1951. Like many other Festival pageants, it eschewed a focus on prominent figures—Kings ...

  10. Waifs and Strays Pageant
    The pageant was one of several arranged by the Waifs and Strays Society held around the country, though it seems that different scripts were used for each pageant. The society had previously held p...

  11. 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...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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...

  14. 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.

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

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

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...