Pageants 8

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  1. The Land of My Fathers
    Land of My Fathers was a pageant-play staged as part of the Festival of Britain celebrations in 1951. It took place in the Sofia Gardens in Cardiff, the same location as the National Pageant of Wal...

  2. National Pageant of Wales
    The National Pageant of Wales, which took place in Cardiff in 1909, was almost certainly the first major pageant to be staged in the principality, and remains to this day undoubtedly the largest. W...

  3. Pageant of Gwent
    The Pageant of Gwent took place in 1913 at Abergavenny as part of the Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales—the second time the arts festival had been held in the county following Newport in 1897. It ...

  4. The Swansea Pageant
    The Swansea Pageant, despite its grand title (indicative of the large-scale civic pageants throughout the 1930s), was actually a relatively small school event. It took place in Brangwyn Hall—famous...

  5. Northumbrian Pageant
    Alnwick Castle saw its fair share of pageants during the 1920s, beginning in 1925 and again in 1927 and 1928, with a fundraiser for the local division of the Girl Guides. Given that one of their co...

  6. 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 ...

  7. The Story of Llandaff
    The Story of Llandaff was the smallest of several pageants held in Wales to celebrate the 1951 Festival of Britain. It was organised by the Llandaff’s Citizens’ Association, a body that was especia...

  8. The Pageant of Harlech Castle
    With the exception of the National Pageant of Wales, held in Cardiff (1909), Wales was slow to the pageant form and it took the shock of the First World War to bring pageantry to North Wales. The 1...