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Festival of Britain Pageant of Chippenham
Though based on London’s Southbank, home of the famous ‘Skylon’, the 1951 Festival of Britain sought to have an impact across the regions through local exhibitions, concerts and events. The Fest...
Buckingham Pageant and Bazaar
This was one of very few pageants held in the small rural county of Buckinghamshire. Despite the pageant being held under the auspices of the Buckingham Methodists, it seems to have involved many p...
Pageant of Cirencester
The Pageant of Cirencester was one of a number of Pageants held for the Coronation in 1953 (see St Albans, Sandy, and Warwickshire). A number of postwar pageants utilized floodlighting, allowing pe...
History of Yarm
Many pageants were held in association with the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II; this is one example (see entries for Sandy and Warwickshire). It was staged by the Yarm branch of the Women’s Insti...
The Tiger and the Deer; an Historical Pageant for the Borough of Hillingdon
A number of pageants were held in the post-war years at Stanmore (1950) Streatham (1951), Wealdstone (1956), Finsbury (1960) and Croydon (1960), emphasizing the distinct histories of the particular...
The Shebbear pageant was a small event. It was performed by locals and staged by Ernest Martin, social historian, adult education lecturer and author of The Secret People (1954), a study of the his...