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Pageant of Birmingham
The Birmingham 1938 Civic Pageant was one of the largest pageants ever held in Britain, designed to eclipse civic and national rivals at Runnymede in 1934 (also directed by Gwen Lally) and Manchest...
Stoke-on-Trent Historical Pageant
The Stoke-on-Trent Historical Pageant was one of the main features of a large and ambitious event staged to commemorate the bicentenary of the birth of its favourite son and pioneering potter, Josi...
Ilford Children’s Pageant
Children’s pageants proved popular fixtures during the twentieth century, for instance in Stepney (1909), Kirkcaldy (1911), Windsor (1911), Berkhamsted (1922), and Leeds (1926). Many smaller-scale ...
Pageant of Church History
The Pageant of Church History was an unashamed fundraiser and was part of a larger initiative to raise money for those perennial problems of bishops the world over—namely, stopping the church roof ...
The centenary of the Co-operative movement in the UK was widely celebrated as the services provided by this organization were still very important to a great number of people in the mid-twentieth c...
The pageant that took place in Bathgate to celebrate the centenary of the co-operative movement was only one example of this genre. A play written by Lawrence Du Garde Peach was widely staged in En...