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  1. Angle Street Baptist Chapel Jubilee Pageant
    The strength of nonconformist religion In Lancashire is highlighted in this pageant, which was part of larger celebrations held in recognition of the 50th anniversary of Angle Street Baptist Chapel...

  2. Arundel Historical Pageant
    ‘Astride mettlesome palfreys, four knights in armour will gallop to fight with lances set and pennons flying just as in the brave days of old—and all for the smiles of a fair lady!’5 The Arundel P...

  3. Ashdown Forest Pageant
    It was in September, 1928, that Mrs Olaf Hambro of Kidbrooke Park…broke to me the news that the Village Hall was badly in need of £1,500 for building its new wing, and that she and Miss Needham tho...

  4. Barrow Centenary Pageant
    By the late 1960s the glory days of historical pageantry were over, but the adaptability of the genre meant that pageants still regularly took place. In some parts of the UK, celebrating the past t...

  5. Battle Abbey Pageant
    Pageants were often promoted as a means of boosting the status of the place in which they were held, acting as an advertisement of a town, city, or a region. Unfortunately, pageants were often resp...

  6. Berkshire Historical Pageant
    Women’s Institute (WI) Pageants were highly popular during the 1920s and early 1930s, and county pageants were especially successful. Other County WI pageants were held at the following: Norfolk (1...

  7. Biggleswade Silver Jubilee Pageant
    Whilst the tradition of pageantry had declined in post-war Britain, there was a small revival for the Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II in 1977. Other such pageants were held at Carlisle, Shalford Par...

  8. Mother Earth
    Like most pageants organised by the Women's Institute, this event was well organised; very probably it was also well executed. However, its nemesis was the well-known scourge of the outdoor pageant...

  9. Bradford Centenary Pageant
    The previous Bradford Pageant, held in 1931, had continuously flirted with disaster, from torrential rains to Communist opposition to a militant weavers’ strike, which had forced the organizers to ...

  10. Brighton Pageant 1951
    The 1951 Festival of Britain saw something of a revival of historical pageantry in a world in which it appeared increasingly outmoded when competing with cinema, theatre and—most of all—television....

  11. Coronation Pageant
    This pageant took place as part of the town of Burnley's coronation celebrations. Children from local secondary schools performed it, outdoors, on a specially extended stage at Towneley Park's musi...

  12. The Butleigh Revel
    The Sherborne Pageant held in Dorset in 1905 was the birth of modern pageantry, from which a number of different strands originated. For Louis Napoleon Parker, the Pageant Master at Sherborne, and ...

  13. Heritage Pageant
    There had been pageants at Chailey put on by the Heritage Craft Schools for lame and crippled children in 1919, 1920, and 1922, though these had all been processional.

  14. Chittlehampton Pilgrimage and Pageant
    The Chittlehampton Pageant was a strange affair. It was organised by a number of groups from within the village, as well as from other parts of the county, who were brought together by the shared p...

  15. A Christian Cavalcade
    The churches in Liverpool made a number of contributions to the Festival of Britain, one of which was this pageant with a cast of 100, performed four times in the Central Hall, Renshaw Street. The ...

  16. A Pageant of the Church in Colne
    In a year when pageants, organised by numerous organisations as well as municipal authorities, abounded across the whole of the British Isles, the town of Colne in Lancashire had the distinction of...

  17. A Pageant of the History of Cowick Barton
    The impetus for the pageant had come from Mrs C.A. Simmons, who lived in the Cowick Barton Priory. She had brought in Beatrix Cresswell, who had been the historical consultant for the Torquay Pagea...

  18. Festival of Britain Dartford Historical Pageant 1951
    The 1951 Festival of Britain saw something of a revival of historical pageantry. Though based on the Southbank of London, home of the famous ‘Skylon’, the Festival also supported many local exhibit...

  19. Dover Castle Pageant
    Dover had had a large pageant in 1908, organised by Louis Napoleon Parker. The town revived the tradition in 1983 after Michael McFarnell, a local hotelier, was given a copy of the original book of...

  20. Guiseley Historical Pageant
    Whilst Virginia Woolf’s notable literary depiction of a pageant in her novel Between the Acts features an annual pageant, these were in fact quite rare. The level of organisation and time commitmen...