Hellesdon Pageant of Thanksgiving for the Past
Place: Hellesdon (Hellesdon, Norwich) (Hellesdon, Norwich, Norfolk, England)
Number of performances: 3
7–9 June 1951 at 8pm
Name of pageant master and other named staff
Writer and Pageant Master [Pageant Master]: Shiner, L.M.
Names of executive committee or equivalent
Names of script-writer(s) and other credited author(s)
- Shiner, L.M.
Names of composers
Numbers of performers
Object of any funds raised
Festival of Britain
Prices of admission and seats: highest–lowest
The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Haylesdon – is built to the Glory of God.
The Paston Family Troubles in the 15th Century – when attacked by the Duke of Suffolk
The Open Bible comes to Hellesdon Church – and the English Prayer Book.
‘Patriotism is Not Enough’
A.D. 1950 – Renovation of St. Mary’s Church and Dedication of St. Paul’s
A.D. 1951. Thanksgiving
National Anthem and Blessing
Key historical figures mentioned
Newspaper coverage of pageant
Book of words
Other primary published materials
- Hellesdon Pageant of Thanksgiving for the Past: Souvenir Programme. Np, 1951. [Price 6d.]
References in secondary literature
Archival holdings connected to pageant
- Copy of Programmme in Norfolk Record Office, Norwich, Reference PD 700/132.
Sources used in preparation of pageant
This is an example of one of the many small village-level historical pageants held in connection with the 1951 Festival of Britain. Hellesdon held a subsequent pageant in 1971.
How to cite this entry
Angela Bartie, Linda Fleming, Mark Freeman, Tom Hulme, Alex Hutton, Paul Readman, ‘Hellesdon Pageant of Thanksgiving for the Past’, The Redress of the Past, http://www.historicalpageants.ac.uk/pageants/1356/