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  1. 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...

  2. Stracathro House Fete and Pageant
    The pageant was organised by a committee, which was set up to raise funds for a parish hall at Stracathro. It is presumed that the hall was attached to the Stracathro parish church and that the chu...

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

  4. The Bradstone Pageant
    The Bradstone Pageant of 1929 was a small event staged by Mary Kelly, the influential founder of the Village Drama Society. Also involved in the production of the pageant was Arthur Quiller-Couch, ...

  5. A Pageant of Bristol Cathedral
    A pageant was held to mark the 800th anniversary of Bristol Cathedral. Three performances were given in the nave of the cathedral. The focus of the pageant on the history of the cathedral, from its...

  6. ‘Flame of Freedom’
    Religious pageants, both by Anglican and nonconformist churches, reached their heyday in the interwar period. Paradoxically, this development accompanied a major stagnation in overall religious obs...

  7. The House of Bethel Centenary Pageant of Their Church and Its Times
    The House of Bethel – also known as St George Methodist Church – was founded in 1858, and it seems that as many as 200 people were involved as performers in the pageant that marked its centenary. I...

  8. Pilgrims to the Sunrise
    Religious pageants, both by Anglican and nonconformist churches, reached their heyday in the interwar period. Paradoxically, this accompanied a major stagnation in overall religious observance and ...

  9. Pageant of a Thousand Years of the Church of Barton, 669 to 1672
    A number of churches and cathedrals held pageants in celebration of key events in their history, including the Clifton Parish Church Centenary, Somerset (1922), Adel Church Octocentenary, West York...

  10. Pageant of Sussex Saints
    Although religious pageants went back to the 1909 English Church Pageant, it was only during the interwar period that they became major features of the pageant movement. Paradoxically, this accompa...

  11. A Pageant of Ecclesfield
    Pageants focused on parish churches and their histories continued to be a feature of cultural life in the English countryside after the Second World War. This is an example of one such pageant, hel...

  12. English Church Pageant
    Originally proposed by the Rev. Walter Marshall of St. Patrick’s Church, Hove, the English Church Pageant was at first going to take place in Brighton. When, during planning, the event grew conside...

  13. Clifton Parish Church Centenary Pageant
    There had been a church on the site in Clifton Parish, to the north of the centre of Bristol, since 1154 AD. During the early nineteenth century, Clifton became a fashionable area of Bristol. In th...

  14. Croydon Old Palace Pageant
    Croydon had a history of pageants, including Louis Napoleon Parker’s unsuccessful attempt to stage a Pageant of Croydon in 1923 and The Croydon Parish Church Pageant of 1930, ‘The Church Witness’, ...

  15. The Pageant of St Magnus
    The St Magnus pageant, which took place in 1937 in Kirkwall, Orkney, has the distinction of being the most northerly historical pageant performed in the British Isles. Holding a pageant in these re...

  16. A Pageant of Scenes from Prescot History
    This pageant was held in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the foundation of a Sunday School at St Mary's Anglican Church in the market town of Prescot. Like many church pageants of the inter...

  17. A Church, A Town; Illuminated Pageant of Dartford and its Parish Church
    The Pageant repeated one held three years earlier with a number of additional or edited scenes, such as one featuring the 1968 Flood. Dartford had previously held pageants in 1932 and 1951.

  18. Northumbrian Pageant
    The Northumbrian Pageant was held with the express purpose of raising money for a Church of England scheme in Newcastle. The fund was aimed at women, specifically those whose status was described a...

  19. Buckingham Pageant and Bazaar
    This was one of very few pageants held in the small rural county of Buckinghamshire. Despite the pageant being held under the auspices of the Buckingham Methodists, it seems to have involved many p...

  20. Purple and Russet: An Historical Pageant-Play
    Hugh Parry, a Welsh Congregationalist minister, wrote a number of historical pageants over many years. These told the story of the emergence and growth of forms of Protestant Dissent. They included...