- Pages from the Story of a Great City
Information drawn from 'Survey of Historical Pageants' undertaken by Mick Wallis; with thanks to Patricia Sheldon of Newcastle City Library.
Place: City Hall (Newcastle upon Tyne) (Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England)
Number of performances: n/a
Name of pageant master and other named staff
- Producer: J.H.P. Turner
Names of executive committee or equivalent
Names of script-writer(s) and other credited author(s)
Names of composers
Numbers of performers
Object of any funds raised
Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
Prices of admission and seats: highest–lowest
Other coronation year celebrations of various kinds.
Key historical figures mentioned
Newspaper coverage of pageant
Book of words
Other primary published materials
References in secondary literature
Archival holdings connected to pageant
- Newcastle City Library holds material relating to this pageant, including a copy of the programme.
Sources used in preparation of pageant
Loyal Newcastle presented 'pages from the story of a great city' in the form of an historical pageant held at the City Hall. An expression of civic pride of place, the event was also a demonstration of loyalty to the new queen Elizabeth II; indeed, the pageant was part of the city's celebrations in association with the coronation.
How to cite this entry
Angela Bartie, Linda Fleming, Mark Freeman, Tom Hulme, Alex Hutton, Paul Readman, ‘Loyal Newcastle’, The Redress of the Past, http://www.historicalpageants.ac.uk/pageants/1605/