One of Marc Le Galle’s photos of the promotional photo hoot this month

Details of the event will be released soon but the recruitment and information evening on Sunday, January 26th, is an appeal to those residents who haven’t yet signed up to come along and find out what’s involved. The Axbridge Pageant 2020 is over the bank holiday weekend in August, Saturday to Monday, August 29-31, in the afternoon. The recruitment and information drop-in evening in the Town Hall runs from 4-7.30pm and will feature plenty of information including photos, a video and organisers to explain the many roles available. They range from marshals and dressers to actors and walk-on parts. There’s plenty of action scenes with battles, riots and fights, as well as more poignant scenes with poetry, beauty and song. To get more information email your details to
the producer John Kendall at

Kaden as a 1940s evacuee
Joe became a Victorian gentleman
Katie and Kelly add 1920s and 1940s glamour to the High Street
Sue as a 1930s shopper
Diane appears to step out of a Jane Austen novel
The 18th century dandy Jordan
My pageant, my pageant for a hobby horse – Elijah
Jude Wilson as one of the original inhabitants of the town in 10th century Saxon Axbridge
Max takes us back to the 15th century – when King John’s Hunting Lodge was a new build
Cavalier Tony set for the Civil Wars
Artistic director of the pageant John Bailey with the models/actors