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The town of Reigate was no stranger to pageants. It had previously held pageants in 1913, 1933, 1935, and had been planning a Pageant to celebrate the Coronation of George VI since December 1936.[1...
The Surrey Cavalcade at Reigate Priory was one of a series of pageants on the site, held in 1953, 1956, 1959, and 1963, and one of a number in Surrey written and produced by Cecile Hummel, headmist...
Borough of Reigate Pageant: The Heritage of the Crown
This pageant was held in the Coronation year of 1953, though three months after the event itself. Held in the Surrey town of Reigate, it was one of a number of pageants in the towns surrounding Lon...
The Unsheathed Sword: Centenary Pageant at Reigate Priory
Reigate was no stranger to historical pageantry. A ‘Pilgrim’s Pageant’ was held there in May 1913 in celebration of a successful campaign to raise funds for the preservation of Colley Hill, a local...
Reigate Priory Panorama
Like the Reigate pageant of 1953 and the ‘Surrey Cavalcade’ Pageant in 1956, the ‘panorama’ of 1959 was produced by Cecile Hummel, headmistress of Merstham Grange School. There is a copy of the pro...
Reigate Pilgrim’s Pageant 1913
Society launched a ‘shilling fund’ with the aim of preserving Colley Hill, an open space near Reigate in Surrey. This pageant was part of the society’s fundraising effort, which was ultimately succ...