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Guildford Pageant Play
Historical pageants sought to be remembered long after they had ended and to have a lingering impact in the towns and communities where they were held. The Warwick Pageant (1906) opened a Pageant H...
The Church Marches On: A Grand Pageant
This pageant capitalised on Festival of Britain celebrations and was billed as a part of these within the town of Colne. However, given that another Festival-inspired, church-led pageant had been h...
The Pageant of Bedford
This pageant was staged to commemorate the eight hundredth year of the granting of a charter by Henry II in 1166. It aimed to show in dramatic form the history of Bedford from the year 921. Prepara...
The Historical Pageant of Faith and Freedom
Hugh Parry, a Welsh Congregationalist minister, wrote a number of historical pageants which told the story of the emergence and growth of forms of Nonconformist Protestantism in Britain. These incl...
The Pageant of the Silver Penny
Although it was performed only once, the Pageant of the Silver Penny was a week-long affair, based in the Bedfordshire countryside. An article by Dorothy Clarke in The Guider documented the festiva...