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Sunday School Centenary Pageant
With the outbreak of war in 1914, the Edwardian ‘pageant fever’ went into remission. Yet while large-scale pageantry was abandoned, smaller events were occasionally put on, particularly by schools ...
A Pageant of Scotland
The star of the Pageant of Scotland held in 1952 was not a figure from the past; rather, it was its main guest, a woman who must have known that she would one day gain a place in history. As World ...
Pilgrims to the Sunrise
Religious pageants, both by Anglican and nonconformist churches, reached their heyday in the interwar period. Paradoxically, this accompanied a major stagnation in overall religious observance and ...
The Pageant of Empire
The Pageant of Empire took place over the course of a wet six weeks in July and August 1924 in the huge newly-constructed concrete Wembley Stadium. It was just one attraction of the monumental Brit...
Press coverage for this pageant has not been consulted; but it seems likely that it was an event that only attracted attention in the immediate locality. Given the number of celebrations, including...