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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. St Chad's (Parish Church) Pageant
    This is an example of a church pageant. Very little is known about it, but there was some local newspaper coverage.

  12. Time’s Daughters
    Bedford College was the first women’s institute for higher education in the United Kingdom; founded in 1849, it became part of the University of London in 1900. At a time when few women had opportu...

  13. Bedford River Pageant
    The Bedford River Pageant was certainly one of the most ambitious town pageants of the interwar era. Whilst it involved fewer scenes and performers than many, its spectacular portrayal of the Battl...

  14. Grand Pageant of Brighton
    There is very little information about this major pageant. It was staged by Patrick Kirwan, who staged major pageants during the 1920s at Harlech (1920), Arundel (1923), Wimbledon (1925), and Bexhi...

  15. Fens Pageant 1994
    There is little information about this pageant, which took place in a region once rich with such ventures (see, for example, the entries for Wisbech (1929 and 1949) and King’s Lynn (1954)). The pag...

  16. Boddington Manor Pageant
    The Boddington Manor Pageant of 1932 was a classic evocation of a perennial, bucolic rural England. It was written and organized by Violet Seeley, who had been instrumental in the staging of the Te...