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The Manchester Pageant
The Manchester Historical Pageant was the ‘chief feature’ of the citywide celebrations in 1938, following on from major pageant in 1926 and 1932. It commemorated the bestowal of a Charter of Incorp...
The Lancaster Pageant was a somewhat late addition to the bout of pageant fever that swept England in the early part of the twentieth century. Being so far north probably accounts for this tardines...
Lancaster Historical Pageant
The pageant held in 1930 was the second great civic pageant undertaken by Lancaster under Harold Hastings' direction, the first being in 1913. In the preface to the book of words, the pageant maste...
Salford Historical Pageant
The pageant of Salford defied the dire times that existed in 1930 and exceeded all expectations of success. The economic downturn had affected industry badly in this part of the north of England an...
Perth Historical Pageant
On the surface of things, all augured well for the success of the 1949 Perth Pageant; in the event, however, it was not that well attended and lost money. Given that it was a fundraising event, thi...
Beneath Hadrian's Tower: A Historical Pageant
This pageant was one of a great many held across the UK to mark the occasion of the queen's coronation in 1953. Owing to saturation coverage of the coronation and the royal family, as well as the a...