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The Southampton Tudor Pageant
The Tudor Pageant of 1914 was the first major pageant to take place in Southampton in the twentieth century. It was the invention of the new rector of St Mary’s Church, Reverend Neville Lovett, who...
Defendamus: A Pageant of Taunton
The Taunton Pageant was a medium-sized event, much in the mould of the Parkerian style of pageant, performed times in one week in the summer of 1928. Its other title was ‘Defendamus’—the town’s (at...
As Ernest Helme wrote in the foreword in the souvenir booklet, the form the pageant took originated in a financial shortfall at the West Gower Nursing Association at the beginning of 1923:Owing to ...