Parsons Mead Golden Jubilee 1897-1947: A Pageant of Fifty Years
Commemorating the Parsons Mead School
Place: Parsons Mead School (Ashtead) (Ashtead, Surrey, England)
Number of performances: n/a
Name of pageant master and other named staff
- Written and Devised by [Pageant Master]: Erskine, Kathleen
Names of executive committee or equivalent
Names of script-writer(s) and other credited author(s)
- Erskine, Kathleen
Names of composers
All performers were pupils from the school.
Numbers of performers
Object of any funds raised
50 years of the School.
- Grandstand: No
- Grandstand capacity: n/a
- Total audience: n/a
Prices of admission and seats: highest–lowest
I. Miss Elliston’s Drawing Room 
II. Music Lesson [Dancing Class, Sewing Class]
III. The School Kitchen
IV. Sports c. 1900
V. As You Like It
VI. Gymnastic Display
VII. War Comes to the School
VIII. Papageno [arranged and adapted by J. Michael Disch]
IX. The Hope of the Future
Key historical figures mentioned
Newspaper coverage of pageant
Book of words
- Parsons Mead Golden Jubilee 1897-1947. Epsom, 1947.
Other primary published materials
References in secondary literature
Archival holdings connected to pageant
- Copy of Book of Words in Surrey History Centre, Woking, reference 8091/5/1.
Sources used in preparation of pageant
- William Shakespeare, As You Like It.
There is little information about this pageant, which told the story of Parsons Mead School from its foundation fifty years earlier in 1897. The private girls’ school was established by Jessie Elliston, and has since closed down.
How to cite this entry
Angela Bartie, Linda Fleming, Mark Freeman, Tom Hulme, Alex Hutton, Paul Readman, ‘Parsons Mead Golden Jubilee 1897-1947: A Pageant of Fifty Years’, The Redress of the Past, http://www.historicalpageants.ac.uk/pageants/1158/