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Chester Historical Pageant
The historical pageant held in Chester in 1910 had been one of the great pageant extravaganzas held in England during the Edwardian era. A generation later, and in very different times, Chester dec...
The Pageant of Newark
The Pageant of Newark was first proposed in July 1935 by Douglas P. Blatherwick, a local writer of plays and music, at a Town Hall meeting chaired by the Mayor, P.J.C. Staniland. From the beginning...
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...
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 ...