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  1. Northampton's Historical Pageant
    The Northampton Pageant was the first significant pageant in the county (there had been a previous pageant of Northamptonshire Nonconformity in 1910). The Pageant was a classic example of what Tom ...

  2. The Pageant of Ixworth Abbey
    The Pageant Master (or Mistress) of the pageant was Bernice de Bergerac, late of the Theatre Anglais, Paris, and the Adelphi and Garrick in London. She had previously written or acted as pageant ma...

  3. Needham Market Pageant
    Although there is very little information on this pageant, an unspecified local newspaper made the following comments on the event: it was impossible to judge the quality of the dramatic dialogue ...

  4. Aberford Parish Church Grand Pageant
    The Aberford Coronation Pageant, held to celebrate the Coronation of Elizabeth II, was one of hundreds of such ventures across the country (see entries for, e.g., Burnley, Lancaster, Ingatestone an...

  5. Norfolk Federation of Women’s Institutes Pageant
    Women’s Institute Pageants were highly popular during the 1920s and early 1930s, with the WI’s ‘county’ pageants being particularly successful. Other County Women’s Institute pageants were held at ...

  6. The Ebford Pageant
    The Ebford Pageant was one of many held in association with the coronation of queen Elizabeth II (see, for instance pageants at Sandy and Warwick). In the pageant narrative, some liberties seem to ...

  7. Reigate Pageant
    The town of Reigate was no stranger to pageants. It had previously held pageants in 1913, 1933, 1935, and had been planning a Pageant to celebrate the Coronation of George VI since December 1936.[1...

  8. Jubilee pageant at Dudwick
    This was a village pageant held to mark the Silver Jubilee of king George V. Perhaps appropriately, given this context, the pageant paid considerable attention to royalty, featuring kings Alfred th...

  9. A Historical Pageant Held at Westcroft Park
    Staged in the grounds of Westcroft Park, and organised by the Woking Group of Women’s Institutes, this was a fairly small pageant: it was performed just once, on the afternoon of 27 June 1928. It i...

  10. 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...

  11. History of Yarm
    Many pageants were held in association with the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II; this is one example (see entries for Sandy and Warwickshire). It was staged by the Yarm branch of the Women’s Insti...

  12. Pageant of Womanhood
    A great many pageants were held across Britain in connection with the 1951 Festival of Britain (see entries on Boston, Dudley, and Rushden). The Southampton Pageant of Womanhood was part of that ci...

  13. The Historical Pageant of British Music, 1200-1682
    The Cambridge Historical Pageant of British Music was one of hundreds of pageants held up and down the country during the Festival year, though no other pageant was specifically dedicated to music....

  14. Barrow Pageant of History
    This was an example of the many relatively small-scale historical pageants held to commemorate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II (see entries for Sandy and Benfleet). In this case the driving fo...

  15. Newick Coronation Pageant
    The small Newick Pageant was one of hundreds held to celebrate the Coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953. First mooted in February that year, the Pageant held in June to coincide with Coronation Day w...

  16. Norwich Pageant
    The Norfolk Pageant was the second major Pageant in the city produced by Nugent Monck, fourteen years after his Peter Mancroft Pageant (1912), which had begun a long-standing interaction with the c...

  17. Peter Mancroft Pageant
    The Peter Mancroft Pageant was Norwich’s first foray into large-scale pageantry. In fact, pageant-master Nugent Monck had been invited by Rex Rynd, the precentor of Norwich Cathedral to direct a pr...

  18. Kettering Pageant
    The Kettering Pageant was one of hundreds held to commemorate the Festival of Britain. Other Pageants in Northamptonshire included Rushden and Wollaston. The Pageant, which was deemed by the Northa...

  19. Leek Wootton Pageant
    The small Leek Wooton Pageant, which in the view of the Warwick and Warwickshire Advertiser ‘made a valuable contribution to rural Warwickshire’s festival programme’, was one of hundreds of pageant...

  20. Festival of Britain Pageant of Chippenham
    Though based on London’s Southbank, home of the famous ‘Skylon’, the 1951 Festival of Britain sought to have an impact across the regions through local exhibitions, concerts and events.[1] The Fest...