1983 Dover Pageant

 

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.

 

Report by Dover Express and East Kent News Friday May 6, 1983

                                  

The Pageant was opened by the Mayor of Dover, Councillor  Bob Tant with the Mayor of Calais Monsieur Jean-Jacquues Barthe. They received the key from 86 year old Miss Marianne Sergeant who took part in the 1908 Pageant as a Saxon girl 75 years ago.