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  1. Aberystwyth Peace Pageant
    The Aberystwyth and Cardiganshire Peace Pageant of 1935 took place in the ruins of the 13th-century castle. Performed only once, but to a full audience, it was judged an artistic and emotive succes...

  2. An Historical Pageant of Rugby
    This Pageant was on a relatively small scale, held in a small town in Warwickshire with a population in the 1931 census of 35100. In some respects, smallness was a great boon to the pageant. It was...

  3. Framlingham Castle Pageant
    The Framlingham Castle Pageant of 1931 was a small-to-medium sized summertime pageant, performed six times to audiences of around 2000 on each occasion. The pageant was first formally suggested at ...

  4. Halifax Centenary Schools’ Pageant
    Despite the fact that Halifax had been one of the fastest growing places in England in the early nineteenth century, its population increasing from 12000 to 66000 between 1801 and 1871—prompting Ch...

  5. 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...

  6. Preston Historical Pageant
    In the north of England in September 1922, all roads led to Preston as it welcomed visitors in their hundreds of thousands to its historic 'Gild [Guild] Festival', held over the second week of the ...

  7. Northwich Pageant: the Queen's Heritage
    The detail of this pageant, which took place in the Cheshire town of Northwich during the period of austerity following World War II, remains stubbornly opaque. It is almost certain that it was mai...