Category : Dover Pageant

1908 Dover Pageant In July 1905, so the story goes, Louis received a letter from a friend telling him that the town of Sherborne proposed to celebrate the 1200th anniversary of the famous school there and suggested a folk play. Louis was excited by the ideas and the result was a traditional pageant that involved ..

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DOVER hasn’t seen anything like it in 75 years. Victorians and Vikings strolled around Connaught Park together, beautiful ladies in crinoline dresses and Roundheads and Roman invader paraded across the grass. The event was the Dover Pageant 1983 and thousands of people flocked to the pack on Bank Holiday Monday. The day began with a ..

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GLORIOUS sunshine brought the crowds out for Dover Castle Pageant on Monday, when over 8,000 attended. The last pageant, in 1983, was blighted by rain but this time could not have been better – a long-awaited taste of summer. The event got off to a colourful start with the release of hundreds of balloons by ..

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EVEN though it rained hard for much of the day, and a chill wind blew, over 2,000 people went along to Connaught Park for the spectacular Dover Castle Pageant, on Bank Holiday Monday. What cheered the visitors was the sheer enthusiasm of those who donned costumes, and the scores of stallholders many of them working ..

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1988 Dover Pageant – write Up Dover Express Friday 6th May 1988 Connaught Park was alive on Bank Holiday Monday with the Dover Castle Pageant, attracting about 5,000 people. Special emphasis was put on the 4OOth anniversary of the defeat of the Spanish Armada, so the event was opened by Sir Francis Drake (Mr Terry ..

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FOR a few anxious moments at Connaught Park on Monday it seemed that the Dover Pageant’s good luck with the weather would not hold. The greyness above seemed to become slighly blacker and the first drops of what threatened to be a downpour fell onto the already overburdened shoulders of the organisers. But the rain ..

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Graham Tutthill Reports Extra 18th May 1990 HUNDREDS of pounds was raised for various charities at the Dover Pageant at Connaught Park. Stalls and sideshows did a good trade throughout the day and there was plenty going on in the main arena too, from chariot races to dancing, military bands to a dog race with ..

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THE HISTORY of Dover – and the surrounding area came to life at Connaught Park on Monday in one of the most ambitious events staged in the town for many years. More than 300 people took part in the Dover Pageant, watched in glorious sunshine by thousands more, as they enacted scenes from the time ..

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Thousands of people turned out to watch the Dover Pageant spectacle in Connaught Park. The theme was Banking on Dover and hundreds of people – portraying characters down the centuries helped bring history to life. The Dover Society stall was a big success. The community theatre event included singing, dancing, battles, smugglers, children from local ..

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It was started by entrepreneur Louis N Parker back in.1908 – a year after he had helped to organise the Lord Mayor’s Show in London. Dover College, the Priory St Martin’s, was the site for those celebrations for the town’s first pageant. Thousands flocked to the inaugural event but there weren’t big audiences for the ..

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