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The Pageant of Wisbech
Wisbech had previously held a pageant in 1929 which was written by the famous historian Arthur Bryant. The pageant was witnessed by over 25000 people and made £500 profit. The Wisbech Pageant of 19...
Rochester Dickens Festival Pageant
The 1951 Festival of Britain saw something of a revival of historical pageantry. Although based on the Southbank of London, home of the famous ‘Skylon’, the Festival also supported many local exhib...
King’s Lynn Charter Pageant 1204-1954
King’s Lynn had attempted, and failed, to hold a pageant in 1908 due to general lack of interest. This prompted Holcombe Ingelby to produce and privately print Shade of a Pageant: King’s Lynn (1908...
St Albans Pageant 1953: A Masque of the Queens
Having staged a pageant during the height of Edwardian ‘pageant fever’ in 1907, as well as one of the early post-war pageants in 1948, St Albans did it for the third time during the Coronation cele...
St Albans Millenary Pageant
The Millenary Pageant of 1948 was the second time a historical pageant had been staged in St Albans. The first was in 1907, during the wave of ‘pageant fever’ that swept Britain before the First Wo...