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Bedale Festival Pageant
After the abject—and costly—failure of the 1947 Bradford Centenary Pageant, the tradition was suppressed across Yorkshire, with Wakefield cancelling its own centenary pageant. Despite Leeds being o...
The Pageant of Ewelme
Ewelme is a small village in the Chiltern Hills in South Oxfordshire with a population of a thousand (2011); it has the distinction of having featured on the TV series Midsomer Murders. This was...
The 1951 Festival of Britain saw something of a revival of historical pageantry in a world in which it appeared increasingly outmoded when competing with cinema, theatre and—most of all—television....
White Castle Pageant
There is unfortunately little information about this interesting early, and sizeable, Welsh pageant beyond the book of words, although there may well be significant press coverage in local Newport ...
Windsor Children’s Historical Pageant
Children’s pageants were popular from the outset. Some, of course, were staged by schools: one early example was Kingston Grammar School, which put on a pageant to celebrate its six-hundredth anniv...
Wilton House Pageant
Wilton house was a venue for a number of pageants during the interwar period, with other pageants in 1928 and 1933 (the latter commemorating the tercentenary of the death of the Poet George Herbert...