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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. Lichfield Pageant
    Held in June 1972, this pageant commemorated the 1300th anniversary of the death of St Chad, who became bishop of Lichfield in 669. It featured a street procession, but also a dramatic re-enactment...

  12. Lichfield Pageant 1975
    Lichfield's 1972 pageant had been held to commemorate the 1300th anniversary of the death of St Chad, who had established a see at Lichfield in the seventh century. The pageant staged three years l...

  13. The Milford-on-Sea Pageant & Fete
    On Bank Holiday Monday in early August 1930, a pageant and fete was held in the grounds of Newlands Manor, home of the Sir John Power, MP for Wimbledon. The event was put on in aid of the Milford-o...

  14. A Historical Pageant
    Historical pageants had been staged at Craigmillar in 1906 and 1927; after an interval of forty years, this was the third staged there. Under the direction of Miss E. Willis, it was performed outdo...

  15. Coronation Historical Pageant
    The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 was an occasion for historical pageantry. Major examples include events in Warwickshire and Lancaster, but smaller-scale village-level pageants also too...

  16. Mitcham Pageant
    This is an early example of an historical pageant held to celebrate a coronation, in this case that of George V in 1911. The years before the First World War saw great enthusiasm for all things Eli...

  17. Coronation Pageant
    Mitcham has strong connections with queen Elizabeth I, who visited the locality on at least five separate occasions. This pageant, entirely focused on the Elizabethan age, paid tribute to those ass...

  18. Fishers of Men
    Historical pageants were popular with churches and religious organisations; this is an interwar example from Middlesbrough. The pageant seems to have held under the auspices of the Church of Englan...

  19. What Made England
    This pageant was staged as part of Middlesbrough's Coronation Year celebrations. It was organised by the Middlesbrough Rural Deanery of the Church of England, which established a pageant committee ...

  20. The Pageant of Margam Abbey
    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 p...