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This was the first of three pageants held in the small town of Benfleet, Essex, after the Second World War (the others took place in 1953 and 1994). Staged in 1946, the midst of post-war austerity,...
The Queens of England Pageant
In 1946 a pageant had been staged in the grounds of the vicarage at South Benfleet in Essex, and another – depicting different episodes – was put on during a garden party to celebrate the Coronatio...
This was at least the third historical pageant staged in the small Essex town of Benfleet: earlier occasions had been in the vicarage gardens in 1946 and 1953. On this occasion there were nine scen...