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  1. Norwich Pageant
    The Norfolk Pageant was the second major Pageant in the city produced by Nugent Monck, fourteen years after his Peter Mancroft Pageant (1912), which had begun a long-standing interaction with the c...

  2. Peter Mancroft Pageant
    The Peter Mancroft Pageant was Norwich’s first foray into large-scale pageantry. In fact, pageant-master Nugent Monck had been invited by Rex Rynd, the precentor of Norwich Cathedral to direct a pr...

  3. Kettering Pageant
    The Kettering Pageant was one of hundreds held to commemorate the Festival of Britain. Other Pageants in Northamptonshire included Rushden and Wollaston. The Pageant, which was deemed by the Northa...

  4. Leek Wootton Pageant
    The small Leek Wooton Pageant, which in the view of the Warwick and Warwickshire Advertiser ‘made a valuable contribution to rural Warwickshire’s festival programme’, was one of hundreds of pageant...

  5. Northampton's Historical Pageant
    The Northampton Pageant was the first significant pageant in the county (there had been a previous pageant of Northamptonshire Nonconformity in 1910). The Pageant was a classic example of what Tom ...

  6. Festival of Britain Pageant of Chippenham
    Though based on London’s Southbank, home of the famous ‘Skylon’, the 1951 Festival of Britain sought to have an impact across the regions through local exhibitions, concerts and events.[1] The Fest...

  7. The Pageant of Ewelme
    Ewelme is a small village in the Chiltern Hills in South Oxfordshire with a population of a thousand (2011); it has the distinction of having featured on the TV series Midsomer Murders.[1] This was...

  8. Norfolk Federation of Women’s Institutes Pageant
    Women’s Institute Pageants were highly popular during the 1920s and early 1930s, with the WI’s ‘county’ pageants being particularly successful. Other County Women’s Institute pageants were held at ...

  9. The Ebford Pageant
    The Ebford Pageant was one of many held in association with the coronation of queen Elizabeth II (see, for instance pageants at Sandy and Warwick). In the pageant narrative, some liberties seem to ...

  10. Reigate Pageant
    The town of Reigate was no stranger to pageants. It had previously held pageants in 1913, 1933, 1935, and had been planning a Pageant to celebrate the Coronation of George VI since December 1936.[1...

  11. Pageant of Womanhood
    A great many pageants were held across Britain in connection with the 1951 Festival of Britain (see entries on Boston, Dudley, and Rushden). The Southampton Pageant of Womanhood was part of that ci...

  12. The Historical Pageant of British Music, 1200-1682
    The Cambridge Historical Pageant of British Music was one of hundreds of pageants held up and down the country during the Festival year, though no other pageant was specifically dedicated to music....

  13. Barrow Pageant of History
    This was an example of the many relatively small-scale historical pageants held to commemorate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II (see entries for Sandy and Benfleet). In this case the driving fo...

  14. Newick Coronation Pageant
    The small Newick Pageant was one of hundreds held to celebrate the Coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953. First mooted in February that year, the Pageant held in June to coincide with Coronation Day w...

  15. Tomorrow: A Pageant of Youth
    Tomorrow: A Pageant of Youth was one of a number of pageants held in Sheffield during the 1940s by Lawrence Du Garde Peach: others included the Sheffield Centenary Pageant (1944), the Co-operative ...

  16. A Pageant of Bristol and the West
    Bristol’s was the last major pageant held before the First World War and there was a distinct feeling that the place had come late to the party—after major West Country pageants at Sherborne, Bath,...

  17. Burnham-on-Sea Pageant
    Women’s Institutes Pageants were extremely popular during the interwar period. This is one of the smaller ones, of which the Wells Journal remarked that ‘The work of the Women’s Institutes was show...

  18. The Pageant of Ixworth Abbey
    The Pageant Master (or Mistress) of the pageant was Bernice de Bergerac, late of the Theatre Anglais, Paris, and the Adelphi and Garrick in London. She had previously written or acted as pageant ma...

  19. Needham Market Pageant
    Although there is very little information on this pageant, an unspecified local newspaper made the following comments on the event: it was impossible to judge the quality of the dramatic dialogue ...

  20. Aberford Parish Church Grand Pageant
    The Aberford Coronation Pageant, held to celebrate the Coronation of Elizabeth II, was one of hundreds of such ventures across the country (see entries for, e.g., Burnley, Lancaster, Ingatestone an...