Pageants 617

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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. 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...