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  1. Laughton Pageant
    Located five miles from Rye and the nearest railway station, and equally far from any major roads, Laughton’s pageant was entirely an internal affair in a small village of several hundred whose pop...

  2. The Historical Pageant of Faith and Freedom
    Hugh Parry, a Welsh Congregationalist minister, wrote a number of historical pageants which told the story of the emergence and growth of forms of Nonconformist Protestantism in Britain. These incl...

  3. Thanet Conservative Summer Fete and Pageant
    This is an example of a fairly small-scale pageant held under the auspices of the Conservative party. The pageant was opened by Conservative dignitaries: Lord Carson officiated on 7 July, Lady Maur...

  4. Historical Pageant of Newcastle and the North
    One of the fundamental tenets of historical pageantry was, and is, that it brought people together in a common purpose. The Pageant of Newcastle and the North took this notion of communal involveme...

  5. Northwich Pageant: the Queen's Heritage
    The detail of this pageant, which took place in the Cheshire town of Northwich during the period of austerity following World War II, remains stubbornly opaque. It is almost certain that it was mai...

  6. Old Moreton 1589-1914
    In the early years of the twentieth century, Elizabethan revels held as added attractions during Merrie England-type fetes were ten a penny. However, that held in 1914 in the village of Odd Rode, C...

  7. The Pageant of Empire
    The Pageant of Empire took place over the course of a wet six weeks in July and August 1924 in the huge newly-constructed concrete Wembley Stadium. It was just one attraction of the monumental Brit...

  8. A Pageant of Jarrow Monastery
    This is an example of the sort of small pageants put on by schools. It was organised by the Central School in Jarrow, consciously set out to be an educational initiative that performed the followin...

  9. The Pageant of London
    The Pageant of London was the main attraction of the Festival of Empire at Crystal Palace in 1911. Undoubtedly the largest and most ambitious pageant of the Edwardian period, if not the whole twent...

  10. The Pageant of St Hild, Abbess of Whitby
    This pageant was written by the now largely forgotten but in her time prolific novelist, Cecilia Hill.4 It was the second of two pageants that Hill wrote concerning the lives of saintly women: in 1...

  11. Carlisle Historical Pageant
    In the Official Souvenir Book, a foreword written by the Pageant Committee Chair, the Rev. Canon T. B. A. Saunders, records that the pageant was envisaged as part of a planned 'Civic Week' that had...

  12. Communist Manifesto Centenary Meeting and Pageant
    The Communist Manifesto was the first full statement of the aims of the working-class movement and of its mission—to be ‘the grave-digger of capitalism’…History has already confirmed the conclusion...

  13. Farfar Will Be Farfar Still: A Cavalcade of Forfar's Story
    One of the county town of Forfar's neighbours in Angus is the coastal township of Arbroath, which by 1965 had hosted no fewer than twelve historical pageants, the first having being held in 1947. R...

  14. Pageant of Gwent
    The Pageant of Gwent took place in 1913 at Abergavenny as part of the Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales—the second time the arts festival had been held in the county following Newport in 1897. It ...

  15. The Swansea Pageant
    The Swansea Pageant, despite its grand title (indicative of the large-scale civic pageants throughout the 1930s), was actually a relatively small school event. It took place in Brangwyn Hall—famous...

  16. Sydling Pageant
    The Sydling Pageant in 1925 commemorated the 1000 year anniversary of King Athelstan’s founding of Milton Abbey when, in thanksgiving for military victory, he presented the Abbey with 30 hides of l...

  17. Sir Walter Scott Centenary Perth Pageant
    Described as a 'red letter day in the city' and as 'a striking climax' to a weeklong anniversary celebration, there can be no doubt, that for a city the size of Perth this was an extremely successf...

  18. Tewkesbury Pageant
    Tewkesbury had first attempted to stage a pageant in 1923, cancelling plans due to large estimated costs intimidated potential guarantors.[1] Seven years later, the town was ready to try again. Aft...

  19. Gorleston Pageant
    The Reverend Forbes Phillips, who staged the first major pageant in Norfolk, has a strong claim to be one of the most colourful and improbable in pageantry (a field with strong competition). Philli...

  20. Norwich Pageant
    The Norfolk Pageant was the second major Pageant in the city produced by Nugent Monck, fourteen years after his Peter Mancroft Pageant (1912), which had begun a long-standing interaction with the c...