North Wilts Herald, 9th September 1932

on Thursday, 02 July 2015. Posted in Lacock Pageant 1932/3

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 "Upwards of 10,000 spectators visited the old-world village of Lacock on Saturday.......They were treated to a unique spectacle, boldy conceived, and carried out on a scale, and with a strict attention to the minutest detail, that formed a real tribute to the promoters.....Nuns and novices were seen sewing, spinning, embroidering, repairing altar hangings and vestments.....the courtyard and outer yard were arranged as a 13th century village on a market day, and the villagers were seen going about their everyday tasks."  

The newspaper mentions the names of those who participated from within the village including: Mrs Pocock, Mrs King, Mrs Taner and Mrs Tayler as Ale Wives, Mr. Wiltshire the carpenter.  Miss Selman the spinner. Mrs. Scott the rush seating. Mr. Gerish the Mason.  Mr Minty. the plumber. Mrs. Hodgson the fruitier.  Mrs Gale the flower seller.  Mr. Ring the blacksmith and Mr. Butler the fisherman.  Also "C" Company from the 4th Wiltshire Regiment acted as pikemen for the celebrations.

Ladies in waiting

 

Shepherds

Man on Donkey

Mason