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  1. Pageant of Scottish History; 'The Roadmakers'
    The rally of Scouts that took place at Ibrox Park in Glasgow in early June 1938 was described as the largest ever gathering of youth seen in Scotland to date.[1] The occasion that prompted this was...

  2. Historical Pageant of Littleham-cum-Exmouth
    This seems to have been quite a small-scale pageant about which very little information survives. It illustrates the persistence of the pageant movement into the 1980s.

  3. Shute Historical Pageant
    This is an example of a pageant put on by a school. Staged at Shute School, Devon, in July 1936, the pageant seems to have been devised as well as performed by the pupils themselves (though one mus...

  4. A Chapter of the Ancient History of Tonge
    Billed as a ‘miniature pageant’ this was a very small-scale affair. It was likely performed just once, on 12 May 1937, and seems to have been connected to the 1937 Coronation Celebrations (Herne Ba...

  5. Jubilee pageant at Dudwick
    This was a village pageant held to mark the Silver Jubilee of king George V. Perhaps appropriately, given this context, the pageant paid considerable attention to royalty, featuring kings Alfred th...

  6. History of Yarm
    Many pageants were held in association with the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II; this is one example (see entries for Sandy and Warwickshire). It was staged by the Yarm branch of the Women’s Insti...

  7. A Pageant of Ditchling
    The Pageant was put on by the Ditchling Players, a dramatic group that had been founded in 1923. The Players’ first pageant was staged in 1950, with a further being held during the Festival of Brit...

  8. Barrow Pageant of History
    This was an example of the many relatively small-scale historical pageants held to commemorate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II (see entries for Sandy and Benfleet). In this case the driving fo...

  9. Pageant of Cannock Chase
    Many pageants were held in association with the 1951 Festival of Britain. Masterminded by the prolific Lawrence Du Garde Peach, this was planned as fairly large-scale outdoor production. As it turn...

  10. A Pageant of Bishopsgate Ward
    The 'Pageant of Bishopsgate Ward' was performed as part of the bicentenary celebrations of the Central Foundation Girls' School, formerly known as the Bishopsgate Ward School. The school had presen...

  11. A Pageant of Nursing
    In May 1950, Countess Mountbatten announced the launch of a fund by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) to provide advanced training for nurses. The Countess became president of this special fund. T...

  12. Co-operative Century: a Pageant Play of the People (Tamworth)
    The opening night of the Tamworth Co-Operative Pageant was one of ‘150 such ‘first nights’ all over the country’,[1] with similar performances of the pageant being staged from Plymouth to Sheffield...

  13. These Names Live: Play-Pageant for the Quartercentenary of the Crypt School, Gloucester 1539-1939
    This is an example of a small indoor pageant (a ‘Play-Pageant’) of the interwar period. It was held to mark the four hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Crypt School by local benefactors J...

  14. International Council of Women Pageant
    Founded in Washington in 1888, the International Council of Women (ICW) was one of the first international women’s organisations, campaigning on women’s rights and leading the battle against gender...

  15. Bexhill Historical Pageant
    For a town with a very short span of history, Bexhill’s pageant may have seemed presumptuous. It was part of an outbreak of pageant fever on the south coast seaside towns during the 1920s and 1930s...

  16. The Pageant of Leyton
    There is very little information on this pageant, which told the story of the Parish of Leyton from earliest times through to the granting of the town charter in 1926.

  17. A Pageant for Coronation Year 1953
    A previous pageant on the History of British Music from 1200 to 1682 had been held in St John’s College in 1951 as a part of the Festival of Britain celebrations. Two years later, the Coronation of...

  18. East Horsley Pageant
    In the interwar period, village pageants were notably popular in Surrey. This is an example of one such pageant. Staged just once, it was like many such pageants closely associated with the local p...

  19. Islington Pageant
    Many boroughs and suburbs of London staged pageants in the interwar period: other examples included Harrow (1923), Walthamstow (1930 and 1934), Wimbledon (1925) and Streatham (1936). Whilst few det...

  20. ‘The Legends of Harston’
    Village pageants were popular in the interwar period, especially in the south and east of England. This is an East Anglian example. Its content is interesting, since it was concerned not with telli...