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The Lancaster Pageant was a somewhat late addition to the bout of pageant fever that swept England in the early part of the twentieth century. Being so far north probably accounts for this tardines...
Lancaster Historical Pageant
The pageant held in 1930 was the second great civic pageant undertaken by Lancaster under Harold Hastings' direction, the first being in 1913. In the preface to the book of words, the pageant maste...
A Grand Pageant Fayre
In 1935, the Waifs and Strays Society (founded in London in 1881) looked after 4800 children in 106 homes across England and Wales. The Society's branch in Lancashire was established in 1890 with a...
Beneath Hadrian's Tower: A Historical Pageant
This pageant was one of a great many held across the UK to mark the occasion of the queen's coronation in 1953. Owing to saturation coverage of the coronation and the royal family, as well as the a...