Archive Film

In co-operation with the Windrose Rural Media Trust, we are delighted to host these two videos of Dorsetshire pageants. After our successful film-evenings in Bury St Edmunds, we realised just how much members of the public love to see films of pageantry - with an accompanying analysis from historians to explain what was going on.

First up, the original 'Mother of all Pageants': Sherborne 1905

and, secondly, something a bit different: the Bridport Royal Charter Pageant 1953

Windrose Rural Media Trust

Working in collaboration with Windrose, we have also a documentary about historical pageants. The film features St Albans pageant performances we re-staged in collaboration with Trestle Theatre Company, which can be viewed here.

As of 14 December 2023, the full documentary is available for free streaming here