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  1. A Pageant of Mercers' School
    Historical pageants were popular with schools; this is an example. Many of such pageants marked anniversaries, but this does not appear to have been the case here. The pageant seems to have told th...

  2. The Tower Hill Pageant and Tattoo
    Held outdoors by the moat of the Tower of London, this was a pageant to raise funds for the Tower Hill improvement project. Concluding with an historical display by the 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusilie...

  3. Pageant of Harrow
    Adapted by Ruth L. Tonge from the Book of Words of the earlier 1923 Harrow Historical Pageant, this pageant was presented by the combined Boy Scout Associations of Harrow Urban District. It is an e...

  4. Hull Civic Pageant
    Many interwar pageants were associated with civic weeks or celebrations; this is one such example. Unfortunately we have not yet been able to examine the archival and other materials related to thi...

  5. Tenterden Homewood School Pageant
    Historical pageants were popular with schools; this is an postwar example. While many such pageants commemorated anniversaries in the history of the school in question, this one was staged in assoc...

  6. Kingston Grammar School Sexcentenary Pageant
    From the outset, historical pageants were popular with schools; this is an example from the Edwardian period. In 1909, Kingston Grammar School celebrated its six hundredth anniversary, and it seems...

  7. Pageant of Local History
    Hundreds of pageants were held during the Festival of Britain in 1951, with pageants in the county held at Boston and Grimsby. Whilst unlike many Festival pageants, monarchy played a significant pa...

  8. The Leaves of Time
    One thousand years of life in Speen, Buckinghamshire, were celebrated in this twelve-scene pageant, staged by villagers as part of Speen Millenium celebrations. Inspired by Mary Kelly's guide, How ...

  9. Pageant of London (South of the Thames)
    Staged in the grounds of the Crystal Palace, at Sydenham, this pageant was a celebration of the history of London—but specifically that of south London. This perhaps reflected a feeling that the hi...

  10. Bygone Aberdeen: A Historical Pageant in Ten Episodes
    In June 1953, Bygone Aberdeen: A Historical Pageant in Ten Episodes was performed at Pittodrie Stadium, the home of Aberdeen Football Club, as part of Aberdeen’s Coronation celebrations. Perhaps to...

  11. Newhaven Historical Pageant
    This pageant on the history of the fishing village of Newhaven, which sits just north of Edinburgh city centre, was organised and performed as part of the centenary celebrations of Newhaven-on-Fort...

  12. Marple War Memorial Park Historical Pageant
    This pageant took place in Marple, Cheshire, near Stockport. It took place on the afternoon of 22 July 1922 and was associated with the Dedication of the Marple War Memorial Park. The whole event i...

  13. Makers of Appleby
    The Makers of Appleby historical pageant was first staged in Appleby Public Hall in 1980. Held in aid of the Appleby Festival Fund, it told the story of the town and its locality from Roman times t...

  14. King Edred's Coronation
    This historical pageant was part of Kingston's programme of Victory celebrations after the end of the Second World War. Directed by W.E. St Lawrence Finny, it was held outdoors in Canbury Gardens, ...

  15. Athelstan Millenary Pageant
    Kingston Upon Thames is the oldest of England's four Royal Boroughs and has long had a close association with the monarchy. Indeed, no fewer than seven Anglo-Saxon kings were crowned at Kingston. O...

  16. Great War Pageant 1917
    With the outbreak of the First World War, the 'Pageant Fever' that had been coursing through the veins of Edwardian England went into remission. Very large pageants on the scale of Louis Napoleon P...

  17. Almondbury Pageant and Carnival
    The Almondbury Pageant and Carnival was quite a large-scale event for a relatively small place. Held over two weeks in July 1936 it took place in a 'Carnival Field' off Thorpe Lane (in fact the Sch...

  18. Pageant of Local History
    This 'Pageant of Local History' told the story of Almondbury and Huddersfield from ancient times to the nineteenth century. (The final episode, interestingly enough, was no great celebration of com...

  19. Historical Pageant of the Mayflower
    The Tercentenary of the voyage of the Mayflower was marked by a number of historical pageants up and down the country. Major performances were put on at Plymouth and Southampton; there were also sm...

  20. A Pageant of Moravian Missions
    Historical pageants were popular with religious groups across the twentieth century. This is an example of one such pageant. Staged by the Fulneck Girls' School of the Moravian settlement in Pudsey...