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  1. The Golden Chain
    Derby was no stranger to historical pageants in the early post-war years: pageants had been staged there in 1946, 1948 and 1949. In 1950 'The Golden Chain' was performed in St Paul's School hall to...

  2. Ye Friary Pageant
    This pageant consisted of historical playlets and music, and told the history of the Derby friary from its earliest foundations (in the thirteenth century). The friary was dissolved in 1539.

  3. Children's Pageant of Derby
    This pageant consisted of sixteen scenes in the history of Derby. There is some archival material in the Derby Local Studies Library, BA394.2.

  4. Derby Hospitals Pageant 1991
    There is some archival material relating to this pageant in the Derby Local Studies Library, BA394.2. It was organised by the Derby Round Table.

  5. Charter Commemoration: The Drama of the Charter
    This pageant did not present a continuous narrative covering a long chronological period, but rather three key scenes from Doncaster's history. The pageant was held to celebrate the 750th anniversa...

  6. 'Theirs was the Glory'
    This pageant was staged at Flint Castle on Saturday 21 June 1958. Depicting 'scenes from the history of Flint', it was organized under the auspices of the Flint Festival of Wales Committee. Flintsh...

  7. Pageant of Newhaven
    This was a small-scale wartime pageant, staged sometime in 1944. It was held to coincide with the centenary of the Victoria Primary School. Its focus was the history of the port and fishing village...

  8. Merched Anrhydedd
    Merched Anrhydedd was a small pageant staged in the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel in Morfa Nefyn. The pageant was performed once, on 6 February 1958. It seems to have been performed in Welsh: its ti...

  9. Merched Anrhydedd
    Merched Anrhydedd was a small pageant staged in the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel in Talysarn. The pageant was performed once, on 12 December 1957. It seems to have been performed in Welsh: its titl...

  10. Rahere: An Historical Pageant-play
    This was a small, indoor church pageant.

  11. A Pageant of Mercers' School
    Historical pageants were popular with schools; this is an example. Many of such pageants marked anniversaries, but this does not appear to have been the case here. The pageant seems to have told th...

  12. The Tower Hill Pageant and Tattoo
    Held outdoors by the moat of the Tower of London, this was a pageant to raise funds for the Tower Hill improvement project. Concluding with an historical display by the 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusilie...

  13. Pageant of Harrow
    Adapted by Ruth L. Tonge from the Book of Words of the earlier 1923 Harrow Historical Pageant, this pageant was presented by the combined Boy Scout Associations of Harrow Urban District. It is an e...

  14. Hull Civic Pageant
    Many interwar pageants were associated with civic weeks or celebrations; this is one such example. Unfortunately we have not yet been able to examine the archival and other materials related to thi...

  15. Tenterden Homewood School Pageant
    Historical pageants were popular with schools; this is an postwar example. While many such pageants commemorated anniversaries in the history of the school in question, this one was staged in assoc...

  16. Kingston Grammar School Sexcentenary Pageant
    From the outset, historical pageants were popular with schools; this is an example from the Edwardian period. In 1909, Kingston Grammar School celebrated its six hundredth anniversary, and it seems...

  17. Pageant of Local History
    Hundreds of pageants were held during the Festival of Britain in 1951, with pageants in the county held at Boston and Grimsby. Whilst unlike many Festival pageants, monarchy played a significant pa...