The Pageant of Margam Abbey
Information drawn from 'Survey of Historical Pageants' undertaken by Mick Wallis; with thanks to J.V. Hughes of Neath Port Talbot Libraries.
Place: Margam Castle grounds (Port Talbot) (Port Talbot, Glamorganshire, Wales)
Number of performances: n/a
It is not known how many times the pageant was performed.
Name of pageant master and other named staff
- Pageant Master: Burton, P.H.
- Producer: P.H. Burton
Names of executive committee or equivalent
Names of script-writer(s) and other credited author(s)
- Burton, P.H.
Names of composers
Numbers of performers
Object of any funds raised
Margam and Kenfig Nursing Association.
Prices of admission and seats: highest–lowest
Key historical figures mentioned
Newspaper coverage of pageant
Book of words
Other primary published materials
References in secondary literature
Archival holdings connected to pageant
- Neath Port Talbot Libraries: copy of souvenir programme.
Sources used in preparation of pageant
Margam (now a suburb of Port Talbot) has a long history. Among other things, the place was the site of an important Cistercian settlement (Margam Abbey), the story of which was re-enacted in this pageant, held in July 1936. There seems to have been an earlier historical pageant at Margam in 1933 or 1934 but no programme or further details have yet been recovered.
How to cite this entry
Angela Bartie, Linda Fleming, Mark Freeman, Tom Hulme, Alex Hutton, Paul Readman, ‘The Pageant of Margam Abbey’, The Redress of the Past, http://www.historicalpageants.ac.uk/pageants/1599/