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Egbert : Pageant of Birmingham

 Egbert, monster pageant of Birmingham

Egbert the Carnival Monster was a popular character who appeared as one of the many entertainments associated with the Pageant of Birmingham in 1938. The Pageant was a celebration of the Centenery of Birmingham's Charter of Incorporation as a city, it lasted from 11th to 16th July 1938 and involved over 8000 men, women and children many of whom participated in performances for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in the grounds of Aston Hall. The King and Queen were in Birmingham on the 14th of July to open the first part of what became the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Photographic and other Special Collections in Central Library
Digital Birmingham Photo Archive
Library Services: Photo Archive - 1930s
Birmingham Archives and Heritage Service