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The Chelsea Historical Pageant
Performed in 1908, the Chelsea Pageant was part of the initial wave of ‘pageantitis’, and notably the first pageant to be staged within the capital. ‘Little Chelsea’, declared The Times, was ‘going...
Woodhall Spa Centenary Pageant of Lincolnshire History
Edwardian pageants meant a great deal to their local communities, providing a means of narrating the history of a place and people through collective effort. The Pageant of Woodhall Spa bore tellin...
The Pageant of Parliament
The Pageant of Parliament, also advertised as ‘Parliament and the People’, was a major pageant-play that took place in the Royal Albert Hall in 1934. It had an extensive run of 24 performances, a c...
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...
Preston Historical Pageant
In the north of England in September 1922, all roads led to Preston as it welcomed visitors in their hundreds of thousands to its historic 'Gild [Guild] Festival', held over the second week of the ...