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  1. The [Arbroath] 1950 Pageant
    'Arbroath has definitely put itself on the map of national pageantry', declared the Aberdeen Press and Journal.22 This being the fourth annual enactment of the Pageant of the Declaration of Scottis...

  2. Arbroath Abbey Pageant 1951
    In 1951, the fifth annual Arbroath Abbey Pageant was said to have reached 'perfection in festival year'.26 This pointed reference to the Festival of Britain, made many times in the local press, may...

  3. Arbroath Abbey Historical Pageant, 1948
    The enthusiasm of the pageant organisers at the 1947 Pageant was, if anything, exceeded for the pageant's second outing in August 1948. Having established an Arbroath Abbey Pageant Committee, and h...

  4. Pageant of the Declaration of Independence, Arbroath 1949
    The 1949 pageant in Arbroath was third in the series of pageants that took place to celebrate the famous Declaration of Scottish Independence, which was despatched from the Abbey in Arbroath in 132...

  5. Pageant of Sport
    Abinger’s previous pageant had been held in 1934 and was famously written by E.M. Forster, a local resident, with music provided and conducted by Ralph Vaughan Williams, who had been born in the lo...

  6. Adel Church Octocentenary
    Adel is a small, semi-rural suburb in the north of Leeds, West Yorkshire, which stretches across the River Wharfe. The name comes from its Saxon settlers, Adel or Adele meaning a ‘dirty muddy place...

  7. Andover Coronation Celebrations
    The 1953 Coronation was an important occasion for historical pageantry in the 1950s. This was one of many relatively small-scale pageants staged across the UK at this time. As is clear from film fo...

  8. A Pageant of Anglesey
    The Pageant of Anglesey took place in June 1951, as an auxiliary event of the Festival of Britain—a commemoration of the Great Exhibition of 1851. It was one of many events, including pageants in C...

  9. A Pageant of Sport through the Ages
    A Pageant of Sport through the Ages was a small event held by the St John’s School in Warminster, Wiltshire, most likely in 1982.1 It was a cross between a school fete and a sports day, the histori...

  10. Arbroath Historical Pageant, 1947
    In 1947, when the Arbroath Abbey Pageant was held, the after-effects of World War II and the austerity that affected the British population were an everyday reality—a fact pointed out by one corres...

  11. The Amber Gate
    This was a Girl Guide pageant.

  12. Hail Caledonia
    This was a pageant organised by the Edinburgh and Leith Boys' Brigade.d

  13. Howe of Fife Pageant
    This was organised by the Scottish Women's Rural Institutes in aid of hospitals, and held annually from 1932 to 1934.

  14. The Saut-Box Pageant
    This may have been a procession.

  15. Jubilee Pageant
    This may have been an Empire pageant; the Scottish Women's Rural Institutes were involved. In addition to Blairgowrie, it appears that the pageant was also performed in Alyth. There are images of t...

  16. Aberdeen Coronation Pageant
    This was billed as a tattoo and pageant. There was also a parade and concert. The pageant had five episodes but it’s unclear what form they took (on floats? tableaux?). There was some coverage in t...

  17. Alyth Coronation Pageant
    This pageant was organised by the Scottish Women's Rural Institutes, and seems mainly to have been a parade. There was coverage in the Dundee Courier.

  18. Pageant of Scottish History
    This was a parade organised by the Aberdeen branch of the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB); a programme is held in Aberdeen University Library. The local branch of the CPGB also staged the s...

  19. Princess Came to Scotland: Being a Pageant-play of St Margaret
    There is very little information about this pageant.

  20. Kilmory Pageant
    This was a Girl Guide pageant. It is not clear what the exact title of the pageant was.d