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  1. Bishopthorpe Pageant
    The Bishopthorpe Pageant was one of a number of pageants held in North Yorkshire over the summer of 1930, including at Pickering and Nun Monckton. The pageant was written by F.L. Perkins, local vic...

  2. Shebbear Pageant
    The Shebbear pageant was a small event. It was performed by locals and staged by Ernest Martin, social historian, adult education lecturer and author of The Secret People (1954), a study of the his...

  3. Walter Scott Pageant
    This pageant took place at Mellerstain House, near Gordon in Berwickshire. There were many events in 1932 that marked the centenary of Walter Scott's death, and in the late 1920s and early 1930s hi...

  4. Church History Pageant, Great Bookham
    Churches were involved in the pageant movement from the outset. For parish churches like St Nicolas, in Great Bookham, pageants offered a means of celebrating the long continuities of Christian wor...

  5. Pageant of Newhaven
    This was a small-scale wartime pageant, staged sometime in 1944. It was held to coincide with the centenary of the Victoria Primary School. Its focus was the history of the port and fishing village...

  6. The Tower Hill Pageant and Tattoo
    Held outdoors by the moat of the Tower of London, this was a pageant to raise funds for the Tower Hill improvement project. Concluding with an historical display by the 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusilie...

  7. Pageant of London (South of the Thames)
    Staged in the grounds of the Crystal Palace, at Sydenham, this pageant was a celebration of the history of London—but specifically that of south London. This perhaps reflected a feeling that the hi...

  8. Makers of Appleby
    The Makers of Appleby historical pageant was first staged in Appleby Public Hall in 1980. Held in aid of the Appleby Festival Fund, it told the story of the town and its locality from Roman times t...

  9. King Edred's Coronation
    This historical pageant was part of Kingston's programme of Victory celebrations after the end of the Second World War. Directed by W.E. St Lawrence Finny, it was held outdoors in Canbury Gardens, ...

  10. Historical Pageant of the Mayflower
    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 sm...

  11. A Historical Pageant
    Historical pageants had been staged at Craigmillar in 1906 and 1927; after an interval of forty years, this was the third staged there. Under the direction of Miss E. Willis, it was performed outdo...

  12. What Made England
    This pageant was staged as part of Middlesbrough's Coronation Year celebrations. It was organised by the Middlesbrough Rural Deanery of the Church of England, which established a pageant committee ...

  13. Happy Birthday New Castle!
    The city of Newcastle upon Tyne marked its nine hundredth anniversary in 1980. During the course of this year, a wide range of celebratory events, activities and attractions were organised. These w...

  14. Bedford River Pageant
    The Bedford River Pageant was certainly one of the most ambitious town pageants of the interwar era. Whilst it involved fewer scenes and performers than many, its spectacular portrayal of the Battl...

  15. Pageant of the Bruce
    During the Scottish Exhibition of National History, Art and Industry, two short pageant plays were staged (Pageant of the Bruce in September and Thomas the Rhymer in October) A further play about R...

  16. Scotland's Crown
    This was a Girl Guides Pageant. It was written and directed by Molly Clavering who was also responsible for a Girl Guides pageant in the Borders.