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Arundel Historical Pageant
‘Astride mettlesome palfreys, four knights in armour will gallop to fight with lances set and pennons flying just as in the brave days of old—and all for the smiles of a fair lady!’5 The Arundel P...
Berkshire Historical Pageant
Women’s Institute (WI) Pageants were highly popular during the 1920s and early 1930s, and county pageants were especially successful. Other County WI pageants were held at the following: Norfolk (1...
Jubilee pageant at Dudwick
This was a village pageant held to mark the Silver Jubilee of king George V. Perhaps appropriately, given this context, the pageant paid considerable attention to royalty, featuring kings Alfred th...
Scarborough Historical Pageant and Play
‘The verdict upon Scarborough’s Historical Pageant will be that financially it might have been a greater success; in every other respect it could not have been.’ So the Scarborough Mercury repor...
Bexhill Historical Pageant
For a town with a very short span of history, Bexhill’s pageant may have seemed presumptuous. It was part of an outbreak of pageant fever on the south coast seaside towns during the 1920s and 1930s...
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...