Pageants 11

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  1. Bridport Royal Charter Pageant
    The Bridport Pageant, or ‘Bridport Through the Ages’, was a medium-sized event, consisting of eight episodes, 1300 performers and six performances—impressive considering Bridport was only a small t...

  2. Historical Pageant of Old Barnstaple
    Barnstaple was an ancient town, whose ‘Burh’ or borough status dated back to the early tenth century. Despite its importance as a market town (claimed through a lost pre-conquest charter) and later...

  3. The Pageant of England
    If one were in search of England in the 1930s, as so many contemporaries from H.V. Morton to J.B. Priestley to George Orwell seemed to be, one could do worse than head to Slough. The army had set u...

  4. A Lancashire Pageant: Camp Fire Tales
    This pageant was part of an event which m aimed to raise a sum of money that in 1925 must have been an ambitious amount—£2000. Huge effort therefore went into making the fete, held over two days, a...

  5. The Pitminster and Corfe Pageant
    The Pitminster and Corfe Pageant of 1976 took place in the Church of St Andrew and St Mary, a Grade I listed building constructed around 1300. It was a small event performed only twice, with just 8...

  6. The Romsey Pageant
    The Romsey Pageant was first mooted in June 1906, in the midst of widespread pageant fever, when local civic dignitaries met to suggest a suitable celebration of the millenary of the founding of Ro...

  7. 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...

  8. Pageant of York
    The alleged 1900th anniversary of the founding of the city of York in 1971 was employed by the city council to stage a yearlong programme of celebrations. The varied programme produced was without ...

  9. Preston Parish Church: A Pageant
    In 1955, the vicar of St John's parish church in Preston stated that: When William the Conqueror's Commissioners came to survey the region of Amounderness there can be no reasonable doubt that they...

  10. Tamworth Millenary Celebrations and Tableaux
    A letter to the Tamworth Herald in February 1911 reminded readers that the town was coming up to the millennium of the founding of the castle by Ethelfleda, Queen of the Mercians in 913: Sir, - In ...

  11. The Three Towns Pageants
    The Festival of Britain 1951 was the key cultural event of the period.3 Nationwide, a programme of events was skilfully planned with the aim of embracing modernist influences on British culture whi...