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  1. Northumbrian Pageant
    The Northumbrian Pageant was held with the express purpose of raising money for a Church of England scheme in Newcastle. The fund was aimed at women, specifically those whose status was described a...

  2. 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...

  3. Aidan the Christlike
    St Aidan is widely regarded as the greatest evangelist of the north east of England and so is especially revered—indeed, he is often called the apostle of Northumbria. The 1300th anniversary of the...

  4. The Second Northumbrian Pageant
    This was a follow-up event to the first Northumbrian pageant in 1923, a full entry for which can be found here. Like its predecessor, this pageant was held in the Theatre Royal under the auspices o...

  5. Happy Birthday New Castle!
    The city of Newcastle upon Tyne marked its nine hundredth anniversary in 1980. During the course of this year, a wide range of celebratory events, activities and attractions were organised. These w...

  6. The Spirit of Victory
    As had been the case during the Great War, relatively few large-scale historical pageants were staged during the Second World War. There were exceptions, of course, including Basil Dean's St Paul's...

  7. Loyal Newcastle
    Loyal Newcastle presented 'pages from the story of a great city' in the form of an historical pageant held at the City Hall. An expression of civic pride of place, the event was also a demonstratio...