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Get a fascinating insight into the St Albans pageants of 1948 and 1953 during this evening of film and music

In 1948 and 1953 spectacular costume dramas took place in Verulamium Park.

These historical pageants, produced by Cyril Swinson, were performed by hundreds of local people in front of thousands of spectators.

The actors reenacted scenes from St Albans history on a scale that is almost unimaginable today. There were kings and queens, abbots and monks, battle scenes, and even a dragon.

Peter Swinson, son of Cyril, will tell the story of his father’s involvement and will show restored colour film footage of the pageants, and showcase some of the pageant music for the audience.

There will also be an opportunity to visit the Pageant Fever! St Albans Performs its Past exhibition in the Keeper’s Galleries.

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