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Coventry Festival of Britain Godiva Pageant
In 1951 Coventry, perhaps more than anywhere else, had reason to wish for something better and to focus on its past rather than its ruined present. The heavy concentration of key war industries in ...
Lady Godiva Procession and Pageant
Pageantry was an ancient tradition in Coventry, dating back to medieval times. The comparatively recent Godiva Procession, to commemorate Lady Godiva’s famous ride through the town during the eleve...
Oxford Historical Pageant
The Oxford Historical Pageant of 1907 was a major civic event, and took place in the grounds of Magdalen College. Despite being wholly a part of the initial outburst of pageant fever, it was one of...
Pageant of Coventry 1962
Coventry Cathedral was largely destroyed during several air raids on 14-15 November 1940. After much careful thought, it was decided to build a new cathedral next to the ruins, the award for the de...
Shropshire Historical Pageant
The Shropshire Pageant, held in the same season as the Runnymede Pageant, managed to combine a grandeur and spectacle of performance with a distinctive local feel, eschewing the more generic visits...
Pageant of Dudley, 1908
The Dudley Pageant, held at the height of ‘Pageant Fever’ in 1908, was conceived around the same time as major pageants in Dover, Bath, and Bury St Edmunds.2 However, compared to others of the time...