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The Land of My Fathers
Land of My Fathers was a pageant-play staged as part of the Festival of Britain celebrations in 1951. It took place in the Sofia Gardens in Cardiff, the same location as the National Pageant of Wal...
The Raglan Castle Pageant
Women’s Institute (WI) pageants had flourished in the late 1920s and early 1930s (see Berkshire and Staffordshire pageants (1928), often organised on a county-wide basis. However, these had waned i...
Pageant of Cirencester
The Pageant of Cirencester was one of a number of Pageants held for the Coronation in 1953 (see St Albans, Sandy, and Warwickshire). A number of postwar pageants utilized floodlighting, allowing pe...
A Pageant for Coronation Year 1953
A previous pageant on the History of British Music from 1200 to 1682 had been held in St John’s College in 1951 as a part of the Festival of Britain celebrations. Two years later, the Coronation of...