St. Albans Pageant, 1907: Queen Elizabeth at Gorhambury.

Courtesy of St. Albans Museums.

Tales from the Bury St Edmunds Pageant - (6) Margaret Steed

Margaret Steed (nee Byford) was born in Sudbury, and has lived in Suffolk her whole life. When she was 15 she took a role in the pageant in the Eatanswill Election scene, which was based on Charles Dickens's Pickwick Papers. Margaret kindly agreed to be interviewed by Tom, and shared some of her lovely memories of the pageant - as well as some photos!

Margaret Steed at the time of the 1959 pageant 
Margaret at the time of the pageant. Photo by kind permission of Margaret Steed.

Margaret Steed in costume at the 1959 pageant
Margaret Steed in costume. By kind permission of Margaret.

Margaret Steed today
Margaret today. Photo by Tom Hulme.

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