St. Albans Pageant, 1907: Queen Elizabeth at Gorhambury.

Courtesy of St. Albans Museums.

Tales from the Bury St Edmunds Pageant - (5) Mike Hickford

Mike Hickford is a long-time resident of Clare, a small village near Sudbury in Suffolk. He took a role in the Election at Eatanswill scene, which was drawn from Charles Dickens's Pickwick Papers. 

Mike has a fantastic memory, and has very kindly allowed us to play some extracts from the interview Tom did with him in July. 


Mike Hickford and others in the Bury St Edmunds Pageant of 1959

Mike (centre in black jacket) posing with others from the Election scene. By kind permission of Peter Wood.

Mike Hickford around the time of the pageant
Mike Hickford (right) around the time of the pageant. By kind permission of Margaret Steed.

Mike Hickford today
Mike Hickford today. Taken by Tom Hulme.

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