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"Captivating Moments: A Glimpse into the World of Pageants" Step back in time with Dewars advertisement

Background imagePageants Collection: Dewars advertisement

Dewars advertisement
This advertisement for Dewars " White Label" Scotch whiskey encourages viewers to celebrate the Coronation with " the finest drink in the world"

Background imagePageants Collection: LCC-LFB Pageants Wharf fire station, Rotherhithe

LCC-LFB Pageants Wharf fire station, Rotherhithe
Built by the London County Council and opened in 1903, Pageants Wharf fire station still stands at 241 Rotherhithe Street, SE16

Background imagePageants Collection: Suffragette Coronation Procession 1911 Souvenir

Suffragette Coronation Procession 1911 Souvenir
A souvenir and programme of the Womens Coronation Procession, 17th June, 1911, giving details of the Pageants. The Suffrage Societies taking part and the routes

Background imagePageants Collection: Advert for Marshall & Snelgrove, fashionable dresses 1933

Advert for Marshall & Snelgrove, fashionable dresses 1933
Two models wearing spring frocks; (left) Beautiful race gown in white organdie and net over crepe-de-chime, detachable frilled cape

Background imagePageants Collection: The Key of England celebrates its pageant, 1908

The Key of England celebrates its pageant, 1908
The Key of England (Dover Castle) celebrates its pageant: Dovers history in living pictures, 1908. 1 - Gawaynes last words to King Arthur; 2 - King Arthur; 3 - King John kneeling before Pandolfo

Background imagePageants Collection: Irene Hogan, aged 20 years old, from Liverpool, is crowned Miss Littlewood 1960

Irene Hogan, aged 20 years old, from Liverpool, is crowned Miss Littlewood 1960, at the Liverpool Stadium, Thursday 12th November 1959, she was one of seven finalists selected from 10

Background imagePageants Collection: Julia and Eric Morley, British TV host and the founder of the Miss World pageant

Julia and Eric Morley, British TV host and the founder of the Miss World pageant and Come Dancing TV programme, attending a press reception at the Britannia Hotel, London

Background imagePageants Collection: Gila Golan, Polish-born, Israeli fashion model and actress

Gila Golan, Polish-born, Israeli fashion model and actress, in the UK for the premiere of new film, Our Man Flint, in which she stars, pictured in London, 17th March 1966

Background imagePageants Collection: Evangeline Reyes, Miss Philippines beauty pageant contestant

Evangeline Reyes, Miss Philippines beauty pageant contestant, unveils Tsaritsar Spring Collection in Pont Street, London, Wednesday 15th November 1972

Background imagePageants Collection: Petra Marsh, Miss Merry Hill Shopping Centre, takes control of the monorail

Petra Marsh, Miss Merry Hill Shopping Centre, takes control of the monorail, under construction at Brierley Hill, Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, West Midlands, England, Tuesday 14th November 1989

Background imagePageants Collection: Miss England Beauty Competition 1968, the Lyceum Ballroom, London, Friday 26th April 1968

Miss England Beauty Competition 1968, the Lyceum Ballroom, London, Friday 26th April 1968. Jennifer Lowe Summers is crowned Miss England 1968

Background imagePageants Collection: Miss England Beauty Competition 1969, the Lyceum Ballroom, London, Friday 16th May 1969

Miss England Beauty Competition 1969, the Lyceum Ballroom, London, Friday 16th May 1969. Myra Van Heck is crowned Miss England 1969

Background imagePageants Collection: 1958 Miss World Beauty Contestants, pictured standing together outside their hotel

1958 Miss World Beauty Contestants, pictured standing together outside their hotel, The Westbury, London, 5th October 1958

Background imagePageants Collection: Dagmar Winkler, Miss Germany, Miss World Contestant, Photo-call at the Britannia Hotel

Dagmar Winkler, Miss Germany, Miss World Contestant, Photo-call at the Britannia Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London, 30th October 1977

Background imagePageants Collection: Miss Great Britain 1965, Diane Westbury, 21 year old model from Bowden, Cheshire

Miss Great Britain 1965, Diane Westbury, 21 year old model from Bowden, Cheshire, pictured at Morecambe, 25th August 1965

Background imagePageants Collection: Carole Fletcher, 19 from Southport, newly crowned Miss Great Britain, Pictured in London

Carole Fletcher, 19 from Southport, newly crowned Miss Great Britain, Pictured in London, 4th September 1966

Background imagePageants Collection: Carole Fletcher, 19 from Southport, crowned Miss New Brighton

Carole Fletcher, 19 from Southport, crowned Miss New Brighton, New Brighton swimming baths, Cheshire, 24th August 1966. Pictured with runners up, Diane Parker and Elizabeth

Background imagePageants Collection: Miss World Contestants, Photo-call at the Lyceum Ballroom, London

Miss World Contestants, Photo-call at the Lyceum Ballroom, London, Friday 12th November 1965. L - R, Miss United Kingdom - Lesley Langley, Miss United States - Dianna Lynn Batts

Background imagePageants Collection: Miss World Competition, Lyceum Ballroom, London, Friday 19th November 1965

Miss World Competition, Lyceum Ballroom, London, Friday 19th November 1965. Miss United Kingdom - Lesley Langley - is crowned Miss World

Background imagePageants Collection: Contestants hoping to be crowned Miss World 1980. Miss Germany - Gabriella Brum

Contestants hoping to be crowned Miss World 1980. Miss Germany - Gabriella Brum, November 1980

Background imagePageants Collection: Miss World 1980, Miss Germany Gabriella Brum breakfast photocall with Lord Mayor of

Miss World 1980, Miss Germany Gabriella Brum breakfast photocall with Lord Mayor of London 14th November 1980. Miss Germany Gabriella Brum

Background imagePageants Collection: Miss TV Europe 1973 Beauty Contest, Sylvia Kristel from Holland, aged 20 years old

Miss TV Europe 1973 Beauty Contest, Sylvia Kristel from Holland, aged 20 years old, winner of the Miss TV Europe competition, pictured at television studios, Thursday 4th January 1973

Background imagePageants Collection: Miss TV Europe 1973 Beauty Contest, Sylvia Kristel from Holland, aged 20 years old

Miss TV Europe 1973 Beauty Contest, Sylvia Kristel from Holland, aged 20 years old, winner of the Miss TV Europe competition, pictured at television studios, Thursday 4th January 1973

Background imagePageants Collection: South America, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro city, costumed dancers at carnival in

South America, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro city, costumed dancers at carnival in the Sambadrome Marques de Sapucai

Background imagePageants Collection: Stills from The Beauty Prize

Stills from The Beauty Prize
The Beauty Prize (here captioned as The Beauty Contest') was a silent film from 1924, now lost. It starred Viola Dana (1897-1987). Date: 1924

Background imagePageants Collection: Pageants or dramatic mysteries anciently performed at Coventry Date: 16th century

Pageants or dramatic mysteries anciently performed at Coventry Date: 16th century

Background imagePageants Collection: Advertisement, 1907 (colour litho)

Advertisement, 1907 (colour litho)
5991075 Advertisement, 1907 (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Advertisement in Souvenir of The Oxford Historical Pageant, Commemoration, 1907 (Cheney)

Background imagePageants Collection: Oxford Historical Pageant, 1907: The Witches Scene from 'Macbeth

Oxford Historical Pageant, 1907: The Witches Scene from "Macbeth, "played before James I (b / w photo)
5991055 Oxford Historical Pageant, 1907: The Witches Scene from " Macbeth, " played before James I (b/w photo) by English Photographer

Background imagePageants Collection: Oxford Historical Pageant, 1907: Arrival of James I (b / w photo)

Oxford Historical Pageant, 1907: Arrival of James I (b / w photo)
5991041 Oxford Historical Pageant, 1907: Arrival of James I (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Arrival of James I)

Background imagePageants Collection: Warwick Pageant, 1906: The estrangement of Edward II and Queen Isabella, Episode VI (b / w photo)

Warwick Pageant, 1906: The estrangement of Edward II and Queen Isabella, Episode VI (b / w photo)
6029195 Warwick Pageant, 1906: The estrangement of Edward II and Queen Isabella, Episode VI (b/w photo) by English Photographer

Background imagePageants Collection: Warwick Pageant, 1906: Dame Fisher saves the life of her husband, Episode IX (b / w photo)

Warwick Pageant, 1906: Dame Fisher saves the life of her husband, Episode IX (b / w photo)
6029192 Warwick Pageant, 1906: Dame Fisher saves the life of her husband, Episode IX (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imagePageants Collection: Warwick Pageant, 1906: Warwick and her daughters across the seas, Final Tableau (b / w photo)

Warwick Pageant, 1906: Warwick and her daughters across the seas, Final Tableau (b / w photo)
6029190 Warwick Pageant, 1906: Warwick and her daughters across the seas, Final Tableau (b/w photo) by English Photographer

Background imagePageants Collection: Warwick Pageant, 1906: The dying Kymbeline crowns his son Caradoc, Episode I (colour litho)

Warwick Pageant, 1906: The dying Kymbeline crowns his son Caradoc, Episode I (colour litho)
6029189 Warwick Pageant, 1906: The dying Kymbeline crowns his son Caradoc, Episode I (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imagePageants Collection: Warwick Pageant, 1906: William III listening to Mother Finch, Episode XI (b / w photo)

Warwick Pageant, 1906: William III listening to Mother Finch, Episode XI (b / w photo)
6029187 Warwick Pageant, 1906: William III listening to Mother Finch, Episode XI (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imagePageants Collection: Festival of Hercules (colour litho)

Festival of Hercules (colour litho)
957830 Festival of Hercules (colour litho) by German School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Festival of Hercules. Illustration of Greek vase painting.); © Look and Learn

Background imagePageants Collection: Festival of Hercules (colour litho)

Festival of Hercules (colour litho)
957825 Festival of Hercules (colour litho) by German School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Festival of Hercules. Illustration of Greek vase painting.); © Look and Learn

Background imagePageants Collection: Ramsbottom Rose Queen Festival, 1906 (b / w photo)

Ramsbottom Rose Queen Festival, 1906 (b / w photo)
3093736 Ramsbottom Rose Queen Festival, 1906 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Ramsbottom Rose Queen Festival, 1906)

Background imagePageants Collection: Double page spread from the Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News

Double page spread from the Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News, reported on a Tudor pageant performed in the gardens of Quinettes, a medieval farmhouse in Churt, Surrey. Date: 1943

Background imagePageants Collection: Coventry Churches and Pageants (engraving)

Coventry Churches and Pageants (engraving)
1616920 Coventry Churches and Pageants (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Coventry Churches and Pageants)

Background imagePageants Collection: Advertisement, 1907 (colour litho)

Advertisement, 1907 (colour litho)
5991071 Advertisement, 1907 (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Advertisement in Souvenir of The Oxford Historical Pageant, Commemoration, 1907 (Cheney)

Background imagePageants Collection: Mystery play, Coventry, Warwickshire

Mystery play, Coventry, Warwickshire
Mystery play performed on a raised stage in the street, Coventry, Warwickshire, with the old cathedral in the background. Date: 1842

Background imagePageants Collection: Procession over London Bridge, day after Coronation

Procession over London Bridge, day after Coronation
The procession the day after the coronation, with King George and Queen Mary crossing London Bridge the main entrance to get to South London in an open carriage. Date: 23 June 1911

Background imagePageants Collection: Warwick Pageant, 1906: Phyllis and the dying Guy, Episode IV (colour litho)

Warwick Pageant, 1906: Phyllis and the dying Guy, Episode IV (colour litho)
6029188 Warwick Pageant, 1906: Phyllis and the dying Guy, Episode IV (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Phyllis and the dying Guy, Episode IV)

Background imagePageants Collection: Advertisement, 1907 (litho)

Advertisement, 1907 (litho)
5991079 Advertisement, 1907 (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Advertisement in Souvenir of The Oxford Historical Pageant, Commemoration, 1907 (Cheney)

Background imagePageants Collection: Romans in Britain, Royal Navy and Military Tournament, Olympia (b / w photo)

Romans in Britain, Royal Navy and Military Tournament, Olympia (b / w photo)
3096297 Romans in Britain, Royal Navy and Military Tournament, Olympia (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Romans in Britain)

Background imagePageants Collection: Advertisement, 1907 (colour litho)

Advertisement, 1907 (colour litho)
5991063 Advertisement, 1907 (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Advertisement in Souvenir of The Oxford Historical Pageant, Commemoration, 1907 (Cheney)

Background imagePageants Collection: Warwick Pageant, 1906: Guy and Phyllis after the slaying of the Dun Cow, Episode IV (b / w photo)

Warwick Pageant, 1906: Guy and Phyllis after the slaying of the Dun Cow, Episode IV (b / w photo)
6029200 Warwick Pageant, 1906: Guy and Phyllis after the slaying of the Dun Cow, Episode IV (b/w photo) by English Photographer

Background imagePageants Collection: Warwick Pageant, 1906: Edward IV uncrowned by Warwick, Episode VII (colour litho)

Warwick Pageant, 1906: Edward IV uncrowned by Warwick, Episode VII (colour litho)
6029185 Warwick Pageant, 1906: Edward IV uncrowned by Warwick, Episode VII (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Edward IV uncrowned by Warwick)



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"Captivating Moments: A Glimpse into the World of Pageants" Step back in time with Dewars advertisement, as LCC-LFB Pageants Wharf fire station in Rotherhithe showcases bravery and valor. Travel to 1911 and witness the Suffragette Coronation Procession 1911 Souvenir, a powerful reminder of women's fight for equality. Indulge in elegance with an advert for Marshall & Snelgrove's fashionable dresses from 1933, where beauty meets style. Unlock history's treasures as The Key of England celebrates its pageant in 1908, revealing tales of tradition and heritage. Meet Carole Fletcher, a radiant young woman crowned Miss New Brighton from Cheshire on August 24th, 1966 - a symbol of grace and poise. Experience the allure of The Beauty Prize through stills that capture the essence of pageantry at its finest. Delve into Coventry's ancient past with pageants or dramatic mysteries performed during the vibrant 16th century era - where art met entertainment. Immerse yourself in grandeur at the Festival of Empire exhibition's Pageant of London in 1911. Witness history unfold before your eyes. Discover Julia and Eric Morley, British TV hosts who founded the iconic Miss World pageant - forever shaping beauty standards worldwide. Transport yourself to Bramall Lane in 1906 for Empire Day celebrations filled with patriotism and pride that unite communities across England. Celebrate Liverpool's own Irene Hogan as she is crowned Miss Littlewood in 1960. A testament to inner beauty shining through outer radiance.