Historical Pageant of the Mayflower
The pageant was organised by local Congregationalists. Information drawn from 'Survey of Historical Pageants' by Mick Wallis; with thanks to Jane Halliwell of Kirklees Libraries.
Place: Drill Hall (Huddersfield) (Huddersfield, Yorkshire, West Riding, England)
Number of performances: 6
22–27 November 1920 at 7.15pm.
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Tercentenary of the Pilgrim Fathers (i.e. the Mayflower voyage).
Prices of admission and seats: highest–lowest
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- Kirklees Libraries hold material (including a programme) related to the pageant
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The Tercentenary of the voyage of the Mayflower was marked by a number of historical pageants up and down the country. Major performances were put on at Plymouth and Southampton; there were also smaller pageants in other places, including Cambridge. Many of these pageants were organised by nonconformist religious groups, their aim being to celebrate the heroism and piety of their Puritan forebears. Staged over six nights by the Huddersfield and District Congregational Council, the pageant held at the Drill Hall in Huddersfield is one such example.
How to cite this entry
Angela Bartie, Linda Fleming, Mark Freeman, Tom Hulme, Alex Hutton, Paul Readman, ‘Historical Pageant of the Mayflower’, The Redress of the Past, http://www.historicalpageants.ac.uk/pageants/1586/