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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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...

  10. 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....

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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...

  16. Pageant of Cirencester
    The Pageant of Cirencester was one of a number of Pageants held for the Coronation in 1953 (see St Albans, Sandy, and Warwickshire). A number of postwar pageants utilized floodlighting, allowing pe...

  17. Haslingfield Pageant, Two Hundred Years of Village Life, 1360-1560
    ‘By what authority do we urge for support in the production of this Pageant? We answer that it is the History of Haslingfield itself which makes this silent demand for the perpetuation in our memor...

  18. Hastings Pageant
    Though not strictly a pageant, but an opera in pageant form, the Hastings Pageant was referred to as such by name, and was advertised as the ‘Greatest Open-air Show in the South of England’.[1] The...

  19. Folk Dance Pageant
    Folk song and dance was often used in historical pageants, though this is the only pageant devoted exclusively to it. The English folk revival—spearheaded by Cecil Sharp, Mary Neal and others—suppl...

  20. 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...