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  1. A Masque of Montrose
    This one-off pageant took place in Links Park, Montrose. The pageant master was the Rev. Charles Murray Stewart.

  2. Pageant of Musselburgh
    The pageant took place as part of a common ridings festival.d

  3. Historical Pageant of Inverurie
    Little is known about this pageant, but what appears to have been an early draft of the script is held in Aberdeen University Special Collections.d

  4. 750th Anniversary Pageant, Kirkintilloch
    There is very little information about this pageant.

  5. 600th Anniversary Pageant, Banff
    The pageant was held to mark the 600th anniversary of Banff becoming a Royal Burgh.

  6. Aberystwyth Peace Pageant
    The Aberystwyth and Cardiganshire Peace Pageant of 1935 took place in the ruins of the 13th-century castle. Performed only once, but to a full audience, it was judged an artistic and emotive succes...

  7. The [Arbroath] 1950 Pageant
    'Arbroath has definitely put itself on the map of national pageantry', declared the Aberdeen Press and Journal.22 This being the fourth annual enactment of the Pageant of the Declaration of Scottis...

  8. Arbroath Abbey Pageant 1951
    In 1951, the fifth annual Arbroath Abbey Pageant was said to have reached 'perfection in festival year'.26 This pointed reference to the Festival of Britain, made many times in the local press, may...

  9. Arbroath Abbey Historical Pageant, 1948
    The enthusiasm of the pageant organisers at the 1947 Pageant was, if anything, exceeded for the pageant's second outing in August 1948. Having established an Arbroath Abbey Pageant Committee, and h...

  10. Pageant of the Declaration of Independence, Arbroath 1949
    The 1949 pageant in Arbroath was third in the series of pageants that took place to celebrate the famous Declaration of Scottish Independence, which was despatched from the Abbey in Arbroath in 132...

  11. Andover Coronation Celebrations
    The 1953 Coronation was an important occasion for historical pageantry in the 1950s. This was one of many relatively small-scale pageants staged across the UK at this time. As is clear from film fo...

  12. Arbroath Historical Pageant, 1947
    In 1947, when the Arbroath Abbey Pageant was held, the after-effects of World War II and the austerity that affected the British population were an everyday reality—a fact pointed out by one corres...

  13. Crieff Historical Pageant
    There is little information about this pageant, which took place at an unusual time of year – early January. There was a very small amount of coverage in the local press.

  14. The Saut-Box Pageant
    This may have been a procession.

  15. Alyth Coronation Pageant
    This pageant was organised by the Scottish Women's Rural Institutes, and seems mainly to have been a parade. There was coverage in the Dundee Courier.

  16. Pageant of Farnham
    The Pageant of Farnham was the first of many pageants devised by Neville Lovett (the future Bishop of Salisbury and Portsmouth). It was held to repay some of the debts on the Church House (now Vine...

  17. Framlingham Castle Pageant
    The Framlingham Castle Pageant of 1931 was a small-to-medium sized summertime pageant, performed six times to audiences of around 2000 on each occasion. The pageant was first formally suggested at ...

  18. Lancaster Pageant
    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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...