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  1. Guildford Pageant Play
    Historical pageants sought to be remembered long after they had ended and to have a lingering impact in the towns and communities where they were held. The Warwick Pageant (1906) opened a Pageant H...

  2. The Pageant of Guildford 1957
    The Pageant of Guildford was a relatively large event staged to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the granting of the town’s first charter. It was produced by Christopher Ede—by this point the m...

  3. Pageant of the Life of Guy of Warwick
    This was a fairly small pageant that has left little trace, particularly compared to more illustrious pageants in the town. It was an instance of a small Women’s Institute Pageant, compared to the ...

  4. Halifax Centenary Schools’ Pageant
    Despite the fact that Halifax had been one of the fastest growing places in England in the early nineteenth century, its population increasing from 12000 to 66000 between 1801 and 1871—prompting Ch...

  5. Halifax Piece Hall Pageant
    This pageant, held on 22 May 1976, was intended to commemorate the reopening of the Halifax Piece Hall, a large open-air cloth market built in 1779, after a major renovation. In the event, the new ...

  6. The Red Rose of Lancaster: A Dream Pageant of the Olden Days
    This small-scale performance demonstrates that the dramatic format of historical pageantry had not developed in such a way that it became the province only of larger centres of population. The smal...

  7. Pageant of Hampshire History
    Women’s Institute Pageants were highly popular during the 1920s and early 1930s, and county pageants were also greatly successful (see entries for the pageants of Staffordshire 1928 and Northampton...

  8. A Pageant of Hampton
    A Pageant of Hampton was the second of three large pageants in Southampton in the interwar period, following the Mayflower Pageant of 1920. Unlike that event, and the Silver Jubilee Pageant that fo...

  9. The Grand Empire Pageant 1909
    The Grand Empire Pageant of 1909 programme was one of several imperial-themed pageants held before 1914, designed to instil patriotism and military values among participants and spectators (see Bat...

  10. The Greenwich Night Pageant
    Taking place against the backdrop of economic depression, the Greenwich Night Pageant partly aimed to stimulate the new ‘important industries’ that had sprung up along the Thames, and, during the r...

  11. A Masque of Montrose
    This one-off pageant took place in Links Park, Montrose. The pageant master was the Rev. Charles Murray Stewart.

  12. A Rose for a Crown
    This pageant was organised as the opening event of a fete held by the East Fife Unionist and Liberal Association. 

  13. Pageant of Musselburgh
    The pageant took place as part of a common ridings festival.d

  14. Historical Pageant of Inverurie
    Little is known about this pageant, but what appears to have been an early draft of the script is held in Aberdeen University Special Collections.d

  15. 750th Anniversary Pageant, Kirkintilloch
    There is very little information about this pageant.

  16. Dean Village Pageant
    The pageant took place alongside a fete.

  17. 600th Anniversary Pageant, Banff
    The pageant was held to mark the 600th anniversary of Banff becoming a Royal Burgh.

  18. Pageant of the Kingdom of Carrick
    It is probable that this pageant was cancelled: there was no news coverage except some reports ahead of the event to say that there had been a lack of interest expressed. The kingdom of Carrick for...

  19. Aberystwyth Peace Pageant
    The Aberystwyth and Cardiganshire Peace Pageant of 1935 took place in the ruins of the 13th-century castle. Performed only once, but to a full audience, it was judged an artistic and emotive succes...

  20. The Pageant of Abinger
    The Abinger Pageant is probably the most written-about pageant due to the two figures behind its creation, E.M. Forster and Ralph Vaughan Williams. In discussing this pageant, the literature has te...