Records of the York Historic Pageant

Scope and Content

This collection contains a scrapbook of cuttings and postcards relating to the York Historic Pageant of 1909.

Administrative / Biographical History

The York Pageant was a six day dramatic re-enactment of York's history from 800BC to 1644 which took place in the grounds of St Mary's Abbey at York.

The Pageant was conceived by Mr George Kirby, Curator of the Exhibition, and produced by Mr Louis N. Parker who was Master of the Pageant. It was intended that 'the York Pageant represent by dramatic means a continuous history of York from the earliest times down to the siege of York in 1644'.

Conditions Governing Access

Material is available subject to the usual terms and conditions of access to Archives and Local History collections.

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Francesca Taylor, Community Collections Assistant, April 2015.

Conditions Governing Use

Images are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.