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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...
Hull Grammar School Historical Pageant
Hull and East Yorkshire came fairly late to historical pageantry, favouring civic processions instead (at Hull in 1931 and Beverley in 1936). The Hull pageant of 1936 was held in aid of the ‘Alcock...
Hull Grammar School Pageant
Hull Grammar School had held a pageant in 1936, celebrating 450 years since its opening in 1486. Confusingly, the 1979 pageant took another date, its endowment seven years earlier in 1479 as the mo...
‘Faith of Our Fathers’ Anglo Catholic Pageant
Pageants were very popular with religious groups and churches during the interwar period. This is an example of one such pageant, held to commemorate the centenary of the High Church Oxford Movemen...
Hull Civic Pageant
Many interwar pageants were associated with civic weeks or celebrations; this is one such example. Unfortunately we have not yet been able to examine the archival and other materials related to thi...