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Pageant Play at Portchester Castle
The foreword to the Book of Words, written by Neville Lovett, Bishop of Portsmouth, about a pageant play written by his daughter, neatly conveys the spirit in which the pageant was both written and...
Pageant of Hampshire History
Women’s Institute Pageants were highly popular during the 1920s and early 1930s, and county pageants were also greatly successful (see entries for the pageants of Staffordshire 1928 and Northampton...
Jubilee Festival Historical Pageant
The Monmouth Pageant of 1935, created by the English Folk Dance and Song Society of Monmouthshire, was staged twice in one day at a racecourse on Vauxhall Fields. It was in recognition of the natio...
The Pageant of Newark
The Pageant of Newark was first proposed in July 1935 by Douglas P. Blatherwick, a local writer of plays and music, at a Town Hall meeting chaired by the Mayor, P.J.C. Staniland. From the beginning...
Welbeck Abbey Historical Pageant
According to the Historic Houses Association, ‘The Welbeck Estate covers some 15,000 acres, nestled between Sherwood Forest and Clumber Park. At its heart lies Welbeck Abbey, a stately home which d...
Chittlehampton Pilgrimage and Pageant
The Chittlehampton Pageant was a strange affair. It was organised by a number of groups from within the village, as well as from other parts of the county, who were brought together by the shared p...