Pageant of Local History

Other names

  • Pageant of the History of Almondbury and Huddersfield

Pageant type

Notes

Information drawn from 'Survey of Historical Pageants' by Mick Wallis; with thanks to Jane Halliwell of Kirklees Libraries.

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Performances

Place: Town Hall (Huddersfield) (Huddersfield, Yorkshire, West Riding, England)

Year: 1912

Indoors/outdoors: Indoors

Number of performances: 1

Notes

23 November 1912

Name of pageant master and other named staff

  • Pageant Master: Stell, Arthur
  • Stage Managers: Mrs L.T. Donkersley and Arthur Stell

Names of executive committee or equivalent

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Names of script-writer(s) and other credited author(s)

  • L.T.D.

Notes

The script of the pageant was written by 'L.T.D', described in the pageant programme as the 'authoress of Before and After'. 

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Numbers of performers

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Financial information

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Object of any funds raised

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Linked occasion

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Audience information

Prices of admission and seats: highest–lowest

1s—3d.

Associated events

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Pageant outline

Key historical figures mentioned

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Musical production

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Newspaper coverage of pageant

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Book of words

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Archival holdings connected to pageant

  • Kirklees Libraries hold material (including a programme) related to the pageant

Sources used in preparation of pageant

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Summary

This 'Pageant of Local History' told the story of Almondbury and Huddersfield from ancient times to the nineteenth century. (The final episode, interestingly enough, was no great celebration of community consensus, but instead portrayed the 'Luddite' protests against factory mechanisation in 1812/13.)

 The pageant was staged in Huddersfield Town Hall on the evening of Saturday 23 November. 

Footnotes

How to cite this entry

Angela Bartie, Linda Fleming, Mark Freeman, Tom Hulme, Alex Hutton, Paul Readman, ‘Pageant of Local History’, The Redress of the Past, http://www.historicalpageants.ac.uk/pageants/1585/