Pageants 9

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  1. Barton under Needwood Historical Pageant
    The Pageant and associated Elizabethan Fayre was one of hundred held during the Festival year (see entries for Dudley and Coventry). It was deemed a success by the Staffordshire Advertiser despite ...

  2. The Pageant of Ewelme
    Ewelme is a small village in the Chiltern Hills in South Oxfordshire with a population of a thousand (2011); it has the distinction of having featured on the TV series Midsomer Murders.[1] This was...

  3. 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...

  4. Esher Historical Pageant and Fete
    Surrey saw numerous village pageants in the interwar period. Although only a one-day affair, the Esher Pageant of 1932 was one of the more elaborate of these (see, for instance, Abinger (1934) and ...

  5. 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...

  6. Thornton Abbey Pageant with Sound and Light
    This was a small pageant of the son et lumière type that was gaining in popularity by the 1960s (see Buxton (1958)). Its focus was the specific history of Thornton Abbey, and it was performed just ...

  7. Gloucester Historical Pageant
    Gloucester had previously held carnivals with attached pageants with the aim of raising money for the Gloucester Infirmary in 1927 and 1930 in a county that was no stranger to grand pageants, at Ch...

  8. A Pageant of Bristol and the West
    Bristol’s was the last major pageant held before the First World War and there was a distinct feeling that the place had come late to the party—after major West Country pageants at Sherborne, Bath,...

  9. Somersham Pageant
    The Somersham Pageant came about when the Rev. D’Arcy De Ferrars came to visit his brother, the Rev. M. de Courcy Ireland, Vicar of Somersham, in July 1908. De Ferrars was a figure vital to the rev...