A pageant to recall

 

Dover had never seen such a spectacle.

 

On Monday, July 27, 1908, Dovorians witnessed

a stirring and splendid spectacle when

the first great pageant hit Dover.

 

 

 

Mrs Vera Knott, 1ff Longfield Road, Dover, can't exactly remember the event -she wasn't born until four months later - but she cherishes a copy of the special pageant edit ion brought out by the Dover Times. .

 

She discovered the special newspaper when she was searching through some drawers in her Dover home.

 

Her father, William Holbrook, a decorator and signwriter, had given it to her.

 

"He was a hoarder and so am I. But I'm glad I kept the paper. It's interesting to read," said Vera.

 

The pageant all those years ago was a history of Dover re-enacted by local townspeople in verse and prose.

 

The Dover Times reported:

 

"The whole pageant from whatever side you look at it, is a revelation of what well laid schemes, hard work and enthusiasm will accomplish."

 

 

Players in the Pageants

 

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