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Surprisingly few people remember the Danish invasion of 1949. However, standing on the cliffs above Ramsgate on 29 July, a watching Saxon would have glimpsed a sight which had terrified his or her ...
A Chapter of the Ancient History of Tonge
Billed as a ‘miniature pageant’ this was a very small-scale affair. It was likely performed just once, on 12 May 1937, and seems to have been connected to the 1937 Coronation Celebrations (Herne Ba...
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 ...
The Pageant was one of hundreds held across the Festival of Britain to celebrate the 1951 Festival of Britain (see entries for Brighton and Rochester). This was the first major pageant in Arundel s...
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...