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Mary Allen recorded in her diary on September 7, 1913 that "Pageant rehearsals are on - the first group dress rehearsal for photographs was yesterday and the girls in green and yellow for the "Spirit of the Wheat"- they came trotting down the field from the far corner - It's a wearisome distance on the rough turf. The whole slope east of the brook is stage this year - It is too far away to be photographed from the seats, so it must all be done at dress rehearsals."