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The Dover Pageant
Dover’s staging of a historical folk-play in 1908 was a nationally important and spectacular example of an Edwardian town gripped by ‘pageantitis’. Directed by the original master himself, Louis Na...
Bramshill Park Historical Pageant
This pageant was held in the grounds of Bramshill House in Hampshire, and is an example of the many small pageants held in and around great country estates in the interwar period. Perhaps appropria...
The Pageant of Bedford
This pageant was staged to commemorate the eight hundredth year of the granting of a charter by Henry II in 1166. It aimed to show in dramatic form the history of Bedford from the year 921. Prepara...
Pageant of Runnymede
In 1921 there had been outcry when the government attempted to sell Runnymeade Meadow for development, the proposal only being averted when the civil engineer Urban Broughton bought the land. His w...