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  1. The Pageant of Royal Deeside
    In the preface to the programme of the pageant, Councillor Thomas B. Work, who chaired Aberdeenshire's Education Committee, highlighted that youth services in the county had been developed over the...

  2. An Historical Pageant of Rugby
    This Pageant was on a relatively small scale, held in a small town in Warwickshire with a population in the 1931 census of 35100. In some respects, smallness was a great boon to the pageant. It was...

  3. The Scottish People: A Masque of Sir Walter Scott's Characters
    Across Scotland in 1932, all major cities and many towns, particularly those in the Borders, held some form of occasion to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the death of Walter Scott. Ho...

  4. The Spirit of Warwickshire
    Parker’s spectacular 1906 pageant had made a great impression on the people of Warwick; as the Tamworth Herald reported in January 1930, the event ‘was still spoken of in the county as “The Pageant...

  5. Staffordshire Women’s Institute Pageant
    Women’s Institute pageants were highly popular during the 1920s and early 1930s, and county pageants were also greatly successful: The following pageants were held: Norfolk (1926)Oxfordshire (1926)...

  6. Co-operative Century (Sheffield)
    The Co-operative Centenary Pageant 1944, or Co-operative Century, was created to commemorate the hundred-year anniversary of the inception of the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers. It was writ...

  7. The Stanway Pageant
    The Stanway Pageant of 1929 took place in the grounds of the Jacobean manor house, Stanway House—just outside the town of the same name in Gloucestershire. It was a small affair, staged only twice,...

  8. St Catherine’s School Centenary Pageant: A Vivid Tapestry of 2000 Years of Women in History
    St Catherine’s is a fee-paying school in Surrey with approximately 880 pupils, of which 170 board.1 The pageant was organised by David Clarke, who was a prominent pageant master in Surrey (see Shal...

  9. The Pageant of St Margaret's Convent
    This pageant was a small, institutional affair organised to celebrate the centenary of St Margaret's Convent School in Edinburgh; it received no publicity in the Scottish press. Nonetheless, the co...

  10. Historic Pageant at the Ferguson Heritage AGM 1999
    Friends of Ferguson Heritage,4 founded in 1996, is a society dedicated to old Ferguson Tractors, their upkeep and continued use. However, the 1999 historic pageant was the brainchild of John Moffit...

  11. Rookery Garden Pageant
    This event represents the most ephemeral of pageants; although it took place at the height of pageant fever, it has left little trace and demonstrates that, as well as large-scale performances, the...

  12. A History of Nursing Pageant
    Nursing is an ancient and valued profession. And yet it has encountered a shocking degree of stigma and gendered stereotypes, which often presented it as a role of secondary importance to that of (...

  13. Parsons Mead Golden Jubilee 1897-1947: A Pageant of Fifty Years
    There is little information about this pageant, which told the story of Parsons Mead School from its foundation fifty years earlier in 1897. The private girls’ school was established by Jessie Elli...

  14. Thanet Conservative Summer Fete and Pageant
    This is an example of a fairly small-scale pageant held under the auspices of the Conservative party. The pageant was opened by Conservative dignitaries: Lord Carson officiated on 7 July, Lady Maur...

  15. Old Moreton 1589-1914
    In the early years of the twentieth century, Elizabethan revels held as added attractions during Merrie England-type fetes were ten a penny. However, that held in 1914 in the village of Odd Rode, C...

  16. A Pageant of Jarrow Monastery
    This is an example of the sort of small pageants put on by schools. It was organised by the Central School in Jarrow, consciously set out to be an educational initiative that performed the followin...

  17. The Pageant of St Hild, Abbess of Whitby
    This pageant was written by the now largely forgotten but in her time prolific novelist, Cecilia Hill.4 It was the second of two pageants that Hill wrote concerning the lives of saintly women: in 1...

  18. Pedlar's Ware
    Although Lancashire is generally thought of as an intensely industrialised part of England, across much of the county many small rural communities persisted throughout the entire industrial era. Th...

  19. Northumbrian Pageant
    Alnwick Castle saw its fair share of pageants during the 1920s, beginning in 1925 and again in 1927 and 1928, with a fundraiser for the local division of the Girl Guides. Given that one of their co...

  20. Pageant of Northumberland History
    Historical pageants seem to have been quite popular among the grass-roots of the Conservative party in the interwar period. This pageant is one such example, having been organized by Berwick-on-Twe...