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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. The Pageant of the Border
    The pageant programme states that this pageant, which took place in 1935, was the third such event to be held at Warkworth Castle. It was organised by the Northumberland County Nursing Association,...

  9. A Pageant of Border Ballads
    Warkworth Castle was something of an historical pageant hotspot in the 1930s: during this decade, at least four pageants were held there at the behest different local organisations (see Warkworth 1...

  10. Aberford Parish Church Grand Pageant
    The Aberford Coronation Pageant, held to celebrate the Coronation of Elizabeth II, was one of hundreds of such ventures across the country (see entries for, e.g., Burnley, Lancaster, Ingatestone an...

  11. St Chad's (Parish Church) Pageant
    This is an example of a church pageant. Very little is known about it, but there was some local newspaper coverage.

  12. Time’s Daughters
    Bedford College was the first women’s institute for higher education in the United Kingdom; founded in 1849, it became part of the University of London in 1900. At a time when few women had opportu...

  13. Bedford River Pageant
    The Bedford River Pageant was certainly one of the most ambitious town pageants of the interwar era. Whilst it involved fewer scenes and performers than many, its spectacular portrayal of the Battl...

  14. Grand Pageant of Brighton
    There is very little information about this major pageant. It was staged by Patrick Kirwan, who staged major pageants during the 1920s at Harlech (1920), Arundel (1923), Wimbledon (1925), and Bexhi...

  15. Fens Pageant 1994
    There is little information about this pageant, which took place in a region once rich with such ventures (see, for example, the entries for Wisbech (1929 and 1949) and King’s Lynn (1954)). The pag...

  16. Boddington Manor Pageant
    The Boddington Manor Pageant of 1932 was a classic evocation of a perennial, bucolic rural England. It was written and organized by Violet Seeley, who had been instrumental in the staging of the Te...