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Last Updated:  28th October 2014     

 
 
 

Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival
Friday 26th June 2015

 

Sportsman's Dinner
8th November
Tickets £30 and time 6.30pm for 7pm

Speakers are Willie Young (referee), John O'Neil (Irish footballer),
Frank McGarry will be in the chair

Tables of 8 & 10 are available and tickets can be obtained via Tom Burns
Events

 

The Annual Ladies Day

Saturday 25th October from 1.00pm - 6.00pm
in
 Fisons Cairns Hall. 

Entertainment this year comes from the fabulous
Feeva followed by a disco.

Tickets are priced at £12 each and include a small buffet.
There are a limited number of tickets available and all proceeds go to Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival. Please contact ASAP if you would like tickets. Julie McAllister
Events

 

Characters Updated And In Alphabetical Order

2014 characters have all been added to the Former Characters page and placed in the alphabetical order over the years page Former Characters

 

SANCTUS MEDIA RELEASE FAIR DVD

or via Branches in Market Square

Sanctus Media are pleased to announce the production of the 2014 DVD for our Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival.  The feature DVD will present highlights from throughout the Fair Day, as well as a montage of this year's arches and frontages.  
An additional DVD is also available, a featurette of this year's Kirkin of The Queen, and boast a series of special clips, interviews and media from throughout the festival.

 

SHOPPING ONLINE HELPS FUNDS

Just visiting the site can raise funds towards the Fair.
Please use the shopping channel www.easysearch.org.uk and type in  Bo'ness Childrens Fair when ordering at the online shop. This way you will help funds as companies have agreed to offer a percentage to Bo'ness Childrens Fair Festival in return for you shopping on this website with them. Just signing up earns The Fair 50p each time.

                                       www.easysearch.org.uk

 

SOME FAIR PROGRAMMES IN STOCK

“There are a small number of Fair programmes still available.  If anyone
still wants to buy one (price £3.50) please phone 798969”

 

SANCTUS MEDIA RELEASE FAIR DVD

or via Branches in Market Square

Sanctus Media are pleased to announce the production of the 2014 DVD for our Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival.  The feature DVD will present highlights from throughout the Fair Day, as well as a montage of this year's arches and frontages.  
An additional DVD is also available, a featurette of this year's Kirkin of The Queen, and boast a series of special clips, interviews and media from throughout the festival.
Kirking of the Queen £5
Fair Day £12

With an estimated 4 hours of quality footage, we anticipate 2014's Children's Fair Day DVD will be better than ever!
www.sanctusmedia.co.uk/products/view_product/kirking-of-the-queen-2014
www.sanctusmedia.co.uk/products/view_product/boness-childrens-fair-day-2014


WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET INVOLVED IN THE FAIR?

Each year we need with organisation from the smallest thing to larger and need motivation to succeed.
We are always on the look for help and if your 18 or over please drop us a message and we will get back to you.
Thank you. info@thefairday.com

Only you, the people of Bo'ness can keep this our magical day stay and live in the hearts of the children who will take part.  Come and join us, even just a few hours of your time can help and you will feel the magical spirit in the weeks leading up to our Fair Festival.

 

ARCHES & FRONTAGE RESULTS

ARCHES LARGE

1st, Dean Gardner, Buchanan Court
2nd, Louise Wilson, Ewart Grove
3rd, Jay Hyslop, Blair Avenue

ARCHES SMALL

1st, C, Manning, Hazeldean Avenue
2nd, G. Mitchell, Frestona, Carriden
3rd, D. Proudfoot, Grahamsdyke Place
SPECIALS: G. Christie, Ochilview Terrace. J. Ferrol, Clydesdale Street,
I McIntosh, Stewart Avenue. I. MacKay, Maryfield Drive,
I. Cadman, Drumview Gardens.

FRONTAGE MAJOR

1st, Freyja & Morven Nash, Forthview Cresent
2nd, Jamie Ogg, Kinglass Drive
3rd, Danielle Shanks, Blair Avenue

FRONTAGE MINOR

1st, Tom Cochrane, St John's Way
2nd, Alix McGee & Luke Willis, School View
3rd, Kyle Millgan, Braefoot Road
SPECIALS: E. Bristow, Marchlands Terrace. L. Young, Victoria Place.
K. Love, Thirlestane. F. Johnston, Academy Road.
A. Wilson, Walton Farm. B. Miller, Northbank Drive.
T. McCluckie, Newtown, E. Archibald, Ewart Grove.
A & E Miller-Watt, Ewart Grove,
N & R Simpson, Crawfield Avenue, A. Kellock, Woodlands Drive

 

Tableaux
1st  William McAllister
2nd The Girl Guides
Heavy Float and The Learig Cup
1st The Extinguishers
Light Float
1st. Linlithgow Gala Day
2nd. The 41 Club
Fancy Dress Group
1st The Minions, Lynn Paterson, Ann Robb, Hannah Burns and Ava McBlain
2nd The Meerkats, Tommy Timms and Co
3rd  William McAllister, Disney
Special Prize - The Kirton-Vaughan' s - Royal Ascot "with a twist"
Fancy Dress Individual
1st and Dave Hannah Trophy William McAllister - Donald Duck
2nd Ava McBlain - The Minions
3rd Tommy Timms - The Meerkats
 

MEMORIES OF A LIFETIME


I would like to thank the Fair Committee and Mr Jim Stewart in particular for the most amazing day.  From early morning when the Merchiston Castle Pipe Band arrived until the evening meal I was treated so well.  The atmosphere in the Glebe Park was truly special and the warmth of the Bo'nessians and visitors in the crowd was overwhelming.  The children of Bo'ness know they are special but we all remind of this each year on Fair Day.
Hip hip for the best day of the year. xxxx

Elizabeth Raeburn


BO'NESS HAS A NEW QUEEN

Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival has a new Queen. Louise Wilson was crowned before thousands this morning in bright sunshine. We will bring you pictures later tonight or starting Saturday as we load our first instalment of Fair Day pictures. These are not the ones taken by Charlie which will be available from Monday.
www.facebook.com/pages/Boness-Fair-Website/130954460317407?sk=photos_albums

 

FAIR E'EN BRINGS OUT THE BEST IN BO'NESS FROM ARCHES IN THE SUN TO THE LIGHT SHOWS AS DUSK FALLS

Streets are full as the Brigadoon in Bo'ness brings out people from across the country to view the wonderful displays. Here are some we managed to view.
www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.672540182825496.1073741845.130954460317407&type=3

 

REHEARSALS GO GREAT AS BRIGHT SUNSHINE BEAMS ON GLEBE PARK

What a wonderful day to sunshine then tonight the wonderful arches will come to life. Remember to send us your pictures.  Here are some of the pictures taken this morning at the rehearsals.
www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.672799949466186.1073741846.130954460317407&type=3

 

FAIR RETINUE OUTFITS HAVE GONE ON SHOW IF YOU ARE AT HOME OR ABROAD AND CANNOT MAKE THE FAIR.
Charlie Archibald has been out busy as ever and has uploaded pictures of the main characters.
www.auroraphotos.co.uk/galleries/
 

QUEENS COMMONWEALTH GAMES BATON ARRIVES IN BO'NESS

The 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games Queens Baton has arrived in Bo'ness and has been presented to 2014 Fair Queen Elect Louise Wilson at Kinneil House in front of a packed audience of school kids and locals.s

 

 

KIRKING OF THE QUEEN

The Kirking of the Queen was held in Bo'ness Old Kirk by Deanburn Primary School and a wonderful service they produced before heading outside for some pictures. You can see some on our Facebook page.
www.facebook.com/pages/Boness-Fair-Website/130954460317407

 

"VALLEY FM" HAS RETURNED FOR THE FAIR

The youth based Valley FM project at St Andrews Church has return, just tune into 87.9FM, or online at www.valleyfm.org.uk you can pick us up worldwide and don't forget to mention us in your email requests.
Starts 7am Wednesday 18th June

 

 

WESLO HOUSING SPONSORSHIP

We would like to thank Weslo Housing for their sponsorship this year in which they have sponsored this years Fair medals.

 

MEN & LADIES OVER 20's & 30's FAIR FOOTBALL SEVEN A SIDE

Saturday 14th June

Douglas Park

Deanburn win the men's over 30's while the East retain the ladies over 20's. 
Alan Gow looks back on a wonderful day

 
 

HELEN WARD BIRKBY MEMORIAL CUP

First          Pierre Lardet     Bo'ness Public
Second      Mathew Speirs   Deanburn
Third         Louise Brown     St Mary's
 

Congratulations to Pierre, Mathew & Louise on being chosen as this years winners. Also a very well done to all who entered.  It was a very hard task as usual to try and separate them.
Pierre will be presented with the trophy at the Kirkin of the Queen.

 

SCHOOLS FOOTBALL GREAT SUCCESS

Well a big thanks to all the ladies that helped out today at the kids Fair Football tournament at Newtown Park. The sum raised from the BBQ & tuck was £750, so well done ladies especially Sharon Meldrum, that was a long shift! Also a big thanks have to go to all the people who turned up and donated one way or another so thanks to you all, and Tom Burns, Bert Ostachinni, Billy Sloan & everyone that stayed to clear up and tidy the park you know who you are! Thank you!! X Gail Dickson.

Thanks to all the guys that helped me yesterday with the set up for the kids tourni at Newtown Park, you all know who you are without your help the tournament would not have been the success it was so thanks guys see you all next year.  Tom Burns
Some pictures from Saturday

 

APPLICATIONS DOUGLAS PARK STALLS & RIDES ARE NOW CLOSED

Applications for space in the Douglas Park this year have now been allocated and the process closed.
If you would be interested for 2015 please put a note in your diary to contact the website in February 2015.

 

FOOTBALL EVENT  DRAWS SUPPORT FROM BOTH COMMUNITIES

BO'NESS FAIR 2 LINLITHGOW GALA 0

Sunday 4th May

George Simpson Memorial Cup

Newtown Park, Bo'ness kick off 12noon

Pictures courtesy of Andrew West, many more on our facebook. "Bo'ness Fair website"

Bo'ness retained the George Simpson Memorial Cup with a fine 2-0 win. Dod Simpson led his over 30's side in an exciting match which earned both the Fair & Gala Day £350 each.
We would like to thank Bo'ness United for letting us play on such a fine surface and most of all the fans who turned out for the day.
This probably wouldn't have been started but for Tom Burns and David Deep Sea Paterson although Deep Sea is a Bo'ness bairn he holds Linlithgow to his heart, so well done guys from everyone in the town.

 

Wha's Like Us - Bo'ness - The People

Now available in the Inkspot & Silverleaf Booksellers in South Street or online at www.inkspotandsilverleaf.co.uk
This is a limited revised paperback and updated 2014 edition with 300 pages of people from Bo'ness who have been a credit to the town and when it has gone it has gone.
Written by Peter Aitken this is his second book after the 2002 first edition. All proceeds will go to Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival. You can also purchase it through Amazon for your Kindle.
Also a grateful thanks for the sponsorship of the 2014 print version to Alan Steel

Wha's Like Us - Bo'ness - The People
There have been many books written over the past few years about the town of Bo'ness.  The majority of these have dealt with the history of the town and only scratched the surface with regard to the townspeople and the wealth of characters that have lived here, both past and present....

 

APPEALS  WEEK 20-26th April

APPEALS  WEEK  ENVELOPES

For those who have made a donation by way of the Fair Envelope and miss the return of the collector, envelopes can be handed into the following;
Corvi's, The Baby Box, Talking Heads, Shaz's Snacks and Hillcrest Store.
You can also donate online by filling in this mandate
 

Friends.

As you may be aware, severe financial restraints have been placed on  Bo'ness Fair and the level of support we have had from the Council cannot be assumed to  continue in future years.
The Fair Committee are exploring other avenues of income but the people of  Bo'ness have always been our other major income stream.
Bo'ness Fair is the largest children's festival in the UK and we should rightly be proud of it.
However with reducing income from the Council, unless the gap is made up we will not be able to continue our Fair in its' current format.
Accordingly we, the Committee, are appealing for further support, in the  form of donations which can be made by way of this Standing Order Form
Alternatively “one off “donations can be made directly to the Fair Account.
Those who can support the Fair by way of the Standing Order, will have  their names
printed in the Fair Programme and a Fair Programme will be delivered to  their address. The completed Standing Order form can be returned to the address shown on the form or alternatively to your Fair Appeals Week collector.
For those who have made a donation by way of the Fair Envelope (April) and miss the return of the collector, envelopes can be handed into the following;
Corvi's, The Baby Box, Talking Heads, Shaz's Snacks and Hillcrest Store.

We look forward to your continued support.

Yours Sincerely.
 


FAIR DANCE WAS A SELL OUT

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came along to the Fair dance on Sat we have made £2500 for the Fair funds so big huge thanks, also big thanks to Big Soul and the Impact Players and Cammy for there excellent entertainment. Thanks to the bar staff and all the people that came along to help with the set up the and clearing up of the hall. Thanks again to everyone for a great night see u all next year.
Tom Burns
 


2014 PRESENTEES

Deanburn - "Deanburn the Brave" - Red Hot Chilli Pipers & AN Other

Public "Glam Rock" - 70's Alice Cooper/Sweet/Mud

St Mary's "Woodland Wonderland" - Timber

Blackness "  " -  Happy by Pharrell Williams

Kinneil  "Total Eclipse" - Dancing in the Moonlight (Toploader)/Off the Night (Bastille)

Grange "Jungle Fever" - Roar by Katy Perry

 

FORMER DEANBURN TEACHER TO CROWN QUEEN ELECT

Retired teacher Mrs Elizabeth Raeburn has accepted Chairman Jim Stewart's selection to crown Queen Elect Louise Wilson

 

Full Retinue For Bo’ness Children’s Fair Festival
DEANBURN PRIMARY SCHOOL
FAIR RETINUE 2014

 

QUEEN ELECT                         Louise Wilson
CHIEF LADY IN WAITING         
 Freyja Nash
QUEEN OF THE FLOWER GIRLS
  Daniele Shanks
QUEEN OF THE FAIRIES           Estelle Andress
CHAMPION                            Jamie Ogg
CHIEF LORD IN WAITING         Dean Gardner
LORD IN WAITING                   Jake Rooney
HERALDS                               Aidan Kellock. Mark Mitchell
CROWN BEARER                      Jay Hyslop
SCEPTRE BEARER                    Kyle Milligan
SWORD BEARER                      Carter Ferguson
YEOMAN OF THE GUARDS        
 Ryan MacPhee.  Josh Whatley
PAGEBOYS                             Ben Miller.  Jamie Stein

LADIES IN WAITING Anna McGillivray, Hayleigh Templeton, Lauren Baxter, Erin Beecroft, Meghan Bennie, Isla Cadman, Abby Keeble, Lauren Manning
MAIDS OF HONOUR  Lauren Blaney, Aleesha Cochrane, Katie Scott,
Carla McCue, Emma Davies, Emma Reid, Natalie Simpson, Eilidh Smith

GUARDS OF HONOUR
 Dylan Leadbetter, Lee Sneddon,
Jak Learmonth, Oliver Mole, Joe Rooney, Cameron Thomson, Uwais Ajmal

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER ARRANGEMENTS

Pupils can be collected at the fenced area of the Douglas Park; each school has a clearly marked exit. Parents should wait there, but should not enter the fenced area. Presentees can be collected in the Douglas Park after they have danced at the Royal Command Performance. Usually between 2.30pm and 3.30pm. The Retinue can be collected at the end of the Royal Command Performance at 4.15pm.

Please note that parents, guardians and schools should read the full update:
Inclement Weather Arrangements

 

The Annual Ladies Day

Saturday  October from 1.00pm - 6.00pm
Events

 

BO'NESS LOOKING GOOD WITH NEW BANNERS
CALEDONIAN PRODUCE SUPPORTS FAIR


BO'NESS town centre will be decked out on Fair Day with new overhead street decorations, thanks to a Caledonian Produce donation.
Courtesy of Bo'ness Journal
News Section

 

 
     










 

 
 

 

 
 


 

 

 

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