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The Manchester Pageant
The Manchester Historical Pageant was the ‘chief feature’ of the citywide celebrations in 1938, following on from major pageant in 1926 and 1932. It commemorated the bestowal of a Charter of Incorp...
The Historical Pageant of Leicestershire
The Leicester Pageant of 1932 was locally a major event, with twelve performances and a cast of 5000 performers, utilising the Edwardian pageantry tradition through one of the most successful and b...
The Pageant of London
The Pageant of London was the main attraction of the Festival of Empire at Crystal Palace in 1911. Undoubtedly the largest and most ambitious pageant of the Edwardian period, if not the whole twent...
Hull Grammar School Historical Pageant
Hull and East Yorkshire came fairly late to historical pageantry, favouring civic processions instead (at Hull in 1931 and Beverley in 1936). The Hull pageant of 1936 was held in aid of the ‘Alcock...
The York Pageant
Louis Napoleon Parker, the acknowledged inventor of modern historical pageantry, chose to end his career as a pageant master in 1909. His final performance as a director of a large-scale pageant wa...
The Masque of the Lady Margaret
The Women’s Institute Movement first came to Britain from Canada in 1915, and rapidly spread across the country. Bedfordshire villages first took it up towards the end of the Great War, and its ext...