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The Barking Historical Pageant
The Barking Historical Pageant in October 1931 was a hastily organised event, designed to commemorate the granting of a municipal borough charter of incorporation that year. Barking had been trying...
‘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...
Pageant of Great Women, Bristol
The Pageant of Great Women had premiered at the Scala, London, in 1909. After its phenomenal success there, raising the profile of women’s suffrage groups, it toured many provincial cities, reachin...
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...
This institution-led pageant, which took place in Blackburn in the north of England in 1930, made use of an existing text that was the work of no less than the grand pageant master himself—Louis Na...
Pageant of York
The alleged 1900th anniversary of the founding of the city of York in 1971 was employed by the city council to stage a yearlong programme of celebrations. The varied programme produced was without ...