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The Arbroath Abbey Pageant, 1966
For the twelfth in the series of Arbroath Abbey pageants, the intention seems to have been to put on a performance using all of those elements that had worked so well in the past. There was no chan...
Arbroath Abbey Pageant, 1952
During the 1951 pageant, some rumblings about nationalism had infiltrated discussion of the event. Undoubtedly, feelings had been heightened by the discovery of the hitherto missing 'Stone of Desti...
Arbroath Abbey Pageant 1953
The organisers of the Arbroath pageant started off their preparations for the 1953 performance with high hopes. The number of shows was extended to seven, from the previous Pageant in 1952, five of...
Arbroath pageant, 1954
In July 1954, the Aberdeen Evening Express carried an advertisement placed by the city's branch of the Scottish Covenant Association; this promoted a bus tour to the Arbroath Pageant to be held the...
Arbroath Abbey Pageant, 1955
The single biggest change made within the Arbroath Pageant in 1955 was that the religious service, which every year had introduced all performances given during daylight hours, was abandoned. In al...
Arbroath Abbey Pageant, 1956
Many Arbroath pageant organisers had been reluctant to pursue another pageant in 1956, but they lost the argument to those who felt that the pageant must not lose momentum come what may. Significan...