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Bath Historical Pageant
Edwardian Pageants can accurately be said to have followed a domino-effect where a pageant, either in the locality or in a town of similar size, provoked the inception of another—for the sake of ke...
Bramshill Park Historical Pageant
This pageant was held in the grounds of Bramshill House in Hampshire, and is an example of the many small pageants held in and around great country estates in the interwar period. Perhaps appropria...
The Manchester Pageant
The Manchester Historical Pageant was the ‘chief feature’ of the citywide celebrations in 1938, following on from major pageant in 1926 and 1932. It commemorated the bestowal of a Charter of Incorp...
Hastings Dickens Centenary Pageant
Charles Dickens had little connection with the town of Hastings, visiting the town in November 1861 to give readings from A Christmas Carol and the Pickwick Papers at the Music Hall.3 Dickens and h...
The Pageant of Parliament
The Pageant of Parliament, also advertised as ‘Parliament and the People’, was a major pageant-play that took place in the Royal Albert Hall in 1934. It had an extensive run of 24 performances, a c...
Ramsgate Historical Pageant and Charter Jubilee Celebrations
A number of coastal resorts such as Torquay (1924) held pageants to commemorate their histories, as well as to draw tourists during the season. The Ramsgate Historical Pageant was certainly one of ...
Rochester Historical Pageant
Tom Hulme has written about interwar Civic Boosterism through Pageantry, whereby cities competed to raise their profile and, often combined with industrial and trades exhibitions, sought to boost t...
Rochester Dickens Festival Pageant
The 1951 Festival of Britain saw something of a revival of historical pageantry. Although based on the Southbank of London, home of the famous ‘Skylon’, the Festival also supported many local exhib...