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Silver Jubilee Pageant
There was a revival of historical pageantry in 1977 on the occasion of the queen’s silver jubilee, and David Clarke’s pageant in Guildford was one of the most notable examples. Clarke had worked wi...
Guildford Pageant Play
Historical pageants sought to be remembered long after they had ended and to have a lingering impact in the towns and communities where they were held. The Warwick Pageant (1906) opened a Pageant H...
This Precious Stone: A Pageant Play of Guildford
This pageant was put on by the Guildford Youth Committee. A film of the pageant was made, but the editing took a great deal of time. It was finally shown at the Gaumont British Cinema, Wardour Stre...
The Pageant of Guildford 1957
The Pageant of Guildford was a relatively large event staged to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the granting of the town’s first charter. It was produced by Christopher Ede—by this point the m...
A Pageant of Monarchy
This was one of the many pageants in Surrey produced by David Clarke, who had worked with Christopher Ede on the Guildford pageant of 1957, and had himself produced the 1968 Guildford pageant. Like...