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  1. Marple War Memorial Park Historical Pageant
    This pageant took place in Marple, Cheshire, near Stockport. It took place on the afternoon of 22 July 1922 and was associated with the Dedication of the Marple War Memorial Park. The whole event i...

  2. 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...

  3. 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, ...

  4. Athelstan Millenary Pageant
    Kingston Upon Thames is the oldest of England's four Royal Boroughs and has long had a close association with the monarchy. Indeed, no fewer than seven Anglo-Saxon kings were crowned at Kingston. O...

  5. Great War Pageant 1917
    With the outbreak of the First World War, the 'Pageant Fever' that had been coursing through the veins of Edwardian England went into remission. Very large pageants on the scale of Louis Napoleon P...

  6. Almondbury Pageant and Carnival
    The Almondbury Pageant and Carnival was quite a large-scale event for a relatively small place. Held over two weeks in July 1936 it took place in a 'Carnival Field' off Thorpe Lane (in fact the Sch...

  7. Pageant of Local History
    This 'Pageant of Local History' told the story of Almondbury and Huddersfield from ancient times to the nineteenth century. (The final episode, interestingly enough, was no great celebration of com...

  8. 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...

  9. A Pageant of Moravian Missions
    Historical pageants were popular with religious groups across the twentieth century. This is an example of one such pageant. Staged by the Fulneck Girls' School of the Moravian settlement in Pudsey...

  10. The Pageant of Aylestone
    This is one of the many pageants held in association of the 1951 Festival of Britain. Aylestone is now a suburb of Leicester, but it was formerly a separate village. The place has a long history (A...

  11. Lichfield Pageant
    Held in June 1972, this pageant commemorated the 1300th anniversary of the death of St Chad, who became bishop of Lichfield in 669. It featured a street procession, but also a dramatic re-enactment...

  12. Lichfield Pageant 1975
    Lichfield's 1972 pageant had been held to commemorate the 1300th anniversary of the death of St Chad, who had established a see at Lichfield in the seventh century. The pageant staged three years l...

  13. The Milford-on-Sea Pageant & Fete
    On Bank Holiday Monday in early August 1930, a pageant and fete was held in the grounds of Newlands Manor, home of the Sir John Power, MP for Wimbledon. The event was put on in aid of the Milford-o...

  14. 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...

  15. Coronation Historical Pageant
    The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 was an occasion for historical pageantry. Major examples include events in Warwickshire and Lancaster, but smaller-scale village-level pageants also too...

  16. Mitcham Pageant
    This is an early example of an historical pageant held to celebrate a coronation, in this case that of George V in 1911. The years before the First World War saw great enthusiasm for all things Eli...

  17. Coronation Pageant
    Mitcham has strong connections with queen Elizabeth I, who visited the locality on at least five separate occasions. This pageant, entirely focused on the Elizabethan age, paid tribute to those ass...

  18. Fishers of Men
    Historical pageants were popular with churches and religious organisations; this is an interwar example from Middlesbrough. The pageant seems to have held under the auspices of the Church of Englan...

  19. 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 ...

  20. The Pageant of Margam Abbey
    Margam (now a suburb of Port Talbot) has a long history. Among other things, the place was the site of an important Cistercian settlement (Margam Abbey), the story of which was re-enacted in this p...