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Rothley Parish Council

Serving the people of Rothley

Clerk: Gail Newcombe
Parish Office, Mountsorrel
Lane, Rothley, Leicester
LE7 7PR

Tel: 0116 237 4544

The Pageant of Rothley 1977

The Historical Pageant of Rothley was a production by the villagers of Rothley and the support of neighbouring villages as part of Rothley's celebration of our Queen's Silver Jubilee.

It was hosted by Mr and Mrs T.C. Wormleighton in the grounds of their property the Rothley Court Hotel on the evenings of Monday and Tuesday 6th and 7th June 1977.

The pageant told the story of Rothley from B.C.55-A.D.1900 from Julius Caeser to Queen Victoria. The Scene was set in The Town Street of Rothley. It was researched, scripted and produced by Rodney Offley.

From an original programme the names of those involved are recorded here as part of our history.

The Peasant Villagers

Stephen Reno,Kit Reno, Lorna Bergstrom, Peter Allan, Anne Allan, William Bergstrom, Seth Bergstrom, Izaak Bergstrom, Jenney Ramsey, Andrew Ramsey, Sarah Reid, Vincent Peck, Dick Tomlinson, Jim Widdowson, Gordon Roots, Jeremy Jervis, Malcolm Simpkin, Stan Hutton, John Clarke, Philip Dalloway, Susan Bayley, Mary Backhouse, Rosemary Bradshaw, Brian Jenkins, Tim Clapton, Stephen Backhouse, Jessie Kirtland, Christopher Lea, Richard Jayes, Trevor Jackson, Chris Dove.

The Musicians

Jane Dixon, Susan Wood, Fiona Golding, Julie Burton, Claire Hinchliffe, Karen Mitton, Rachel Allen, Emma Jones, Sarah Plowright, Linda Mee, Claire Waterfield, Julia Bulmer, David Edwards.

The Singers

Johnathan Pilbeam, Simon Morrel, Tom Bartlett, Edmond Bergstrom, Jeremy Pilbeam )violin).

The Dancers

Penny Rushin, Tina Philips, Sadie Preston, Christina Hallam, Ian Dickerson, Scott Garner, Wendy Harrison, Sharon Fleming, Iain Welch, Vicky Naylor, Angela Aspinall, Sarah Allen, Gaynor Hillman, Lisa Selvidge, Tina Goodey, Julie Taylor, June Williamson, Susan Hancock, Lynda Blair, Ashley Moulton. Costume by Violet Runiffe.

The Gentry

Trevor Rushby, Anne Rushby, Alan Wood, Warwick Morrel, Barry Pook, Deborah Pook, Anthony Cooper, Elaine Kay, Shane Perry, Bill Pepper, Helen Pepper, John White, Jan White, Derek Mayer, David Newcombe, Michael Rowe, Arthur Yates, Peter Ramsey, Sheila Goward, Peter Kilty, David Joyce, Henry Brackenbury, Richard Knott, Andrew Russel, John Backhouse, Henry Robson, John Sambrook, Stephen Offley.

Painters of Heraldry

Julie Taylor, David Shackleton, Michele Wright, Stephen Offley.

The Seamstresses

The Mistresses R. Hilton, J. Thornton, P. Edwards, J. Waterfield, E. Hardy, B. Petty, J. Driver, M. Fuggles, M. Martin, G. Tansley,
P. Palin, R. Thacker, J. Salisbury, N. Sault, W. Porter, N. Heap, E. Cook, M. Clarke.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

THE COSTUME---THE CAST AND FRIENDS
MASTER OF THE MUSIC---REG PILBEAM
DANCE AND MUSIC CONSORT---CAROLYN BULL
STAGE STEWARDS---STEPHEN BATES, GRAHAM CROWDEN
THE SETTING---FREDERICK SLEATH, BERNARD PERRY
SOUND---'SOUND EXPERIENCE' DAVID COCKSHAW
LIGHTING---JACK AND KEVIN HARRISON
DRESSING---ROSEMARY HILTON, LOIS DALLOWAY
HOUSE STEWARD---MICHAEL JONES
TICKET SALES---ROTHLEY NEWSPAPERS. J.M.THOMPSON
HERALDRY RESEARCH---FRANK HALE
PROGRAMME, TICKETS, PUBLICITY--RODNEY OFFLEY
HISTORICAL RESEARCH AND SCRIPT-Acknowledging past Chroniclers
RODNEY OFFLEY
PAGEANT MASTER AND PRODUCER---RODNEY OFFLEY
THE CHRONICLER VOICES---GORDON HARMER, DAVID WILSON
HARRY THACKER

The Finale

If you took part in The Pageant of Rothley and would like to write a short piece for this website then please contact Marion Vincent 0116 2303405 or e-mail vincent.mbe@ntlworld.com

For more information about the Rothley Silver Jubilee Celebrations please click on the following link: