Pageants 77

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  1. Dean Village Pageant
    The pageant took place alongside a fete.

  2. Mary Queen of Scots Pageant
    The pageant formed one element of a fete in aid of the Scottish League of Pity. There was news coverage in the Scotsman.

  3. Coronation Pageant
    Essentially this was a civic parade, but it had a historical element called the Pageant of Harlaw (recalling the famous battle).

  4. Historical Pageant of Newcastle and the North
    One of the fundamental tenets of historical pageantry was, and is, that it brought people together in a common purpose. The Pageant of Newcastle and the North took this notion of communal involveme...

  5. Bradford Centenary Pageant
    The previous Bradford Pageant, held in 1931, had continuously flirted with disaster, from torrential rains to Communist opposition to a militant weavers’ strike, which had forced the organizers to ...

  6. ‘Faith of Our Fathers’ Anglo Catholic Pageant
    Pageants were very popular with religious groups and churches during the interwar period. This is an example of one such pageant, held to commemorate the centenary of the High Church Oxford Movemen...

  7. Pageant of Derby
    Derby was one of very few towns and cities which held regular pageants in the postwar era, holding smaller events in 1946 and 1948. There was also a church/school pageant, 'The Golden Chain', in 19...

  8. Co-operative Century (Manchester)
    The opening night of the Manchester Co-Operative Pageant was one of ‘150 such “first nights” all over the country’,[1] with similar performances of the pageant taking place from Plymouth to Sheffie...

  9. Northampton's Historical Pageant
    The Northampton Pageant was the first significant pageant in the county (there had been a previous pageant of Northamptonshire Nonconformity in 1910). The Pageant was a classic example of what Tom ...

  10. Preston Children's Pageant
    Pageantry comes to Preston every twenty years when its ceremonial guild festival is held and street processions, special receptions and all kinds of ceremony attract locals and visitors alike.[1] T...

  11. A Pageant of History
    The Pageant, performed by local schoolchildren, was one of many events which made up the Tickhill Education Week, the first of its kind produced in the area and was done with the blessing of the HM...

  12. Cardiff Castle Pageant
    The Cardiff Castle Pageant of 1931 was the first major pageant to be staged in the city since the great National Pageant of Wales in 1909. In contrast to that pageant, its focus was local rather th...

  13. Pageant of Sussex Saints
    Although religious pageants went back to the 1909 English Church Pageant, it was only during the interwar period that they became major features of the pageant movement. Paradoxically, this accompa...

  14. Sword of Honour
    At the start of Evelyn Waugh’s novel Unconditional Surrender (1961), there is a scene where Guy Crouchback, the disillusioned catholic and soldier who had narrowly escaped capture during the occupa...

  15. Bristol Civic Pageant
    This pageant was first mooted in February 1946 as part of the town’s celebrations of the first anniversary of VJ (Victory over Japan) Day in July. It was also a key part of Bristol’s first post-war...

  16. Bruce Sex-Centenary Pageant: Masque of Edinburgh
    When plans were discussed by Edinburgh's city council for celebration of the six-hundredth anniversary of the granting of Edinburgh's royal charter, there was every intention to make sure that a la...

  17. Coventry Festival of Britain Godiva Pageant
    In 1951 Coventry, perhaps more than anywhere else, had reason to wish for something better and to focus on its past rather than its ruined present. The heavy concentration of key war industries in ...

  18. Coventry Cathedral Pageant
    Many cities in Britain were heavily bombed during the Second World War; however, along with London, Coventry has come to symbolise the civilian costs of war in a similar way to Dresden, Stalingrad ...

  19. Pageant of Dudley, 1908
    The Dudley Pageant, held at the height of ‘Pageant Fever’ in 1908, was conceived around the same time as major pageants in Dover, Bath, and Bury St Edmunds.2 However, compared to others of the time...

  20. The Pageant of Dudley, 1951
    Dudley had previously held a pageant in 1908, staged by children on the same site as the 1951 pageant. This had been a great success seen by thousands. Although a small place often eclipsed by near...