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‘Flame of Freedom’
Religious pageants, both by Anglican and nonconformist churches, reached their heyday in the interwar period. Paradoxically, this development accompanied a major stagnation in overall religious obs...
John Alden’s Choice
Taking place on Southampton’s West Quay in July 1920, ‘John Alden’s Choice’ was a pageant-play staged to celebrate the voyage of the Mayflower exactly four-hundred years earlier. It was written by ...
Historical Mayflower Pageant
Taking place inside the Millbay Drillhall in September 1920, Plymouth’s Mayflower Pageant, really a pageant-play, was staged to celebrate the voyage of the famous ship exactly four-hundred years ea...
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Historical Pageant
The Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Historical Pageant took place in June 1935, in Wollaton Park. According to a correspondent writing in the Nottingham Guardian, the city’s effort was inspired by L...
The Pageant of London
The Pageant of London was the main attraction of the Festival of Empire at Crystal Palace in 1911. Undoubtedly the largest and most ambitious pageant of the Edwardian period, if not the whole twent...