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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 ...
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...
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...