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SCOTTISH REGISTERED CHARITY No: SC031990

 
 

Last Updated:  15th April 2014     

 
 
 

Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival
Friday 27th June 2014

 

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
 

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

Ladies have changed their format for this years tournament and dropped the age to over 20's. This is a one off game between the East & West and if your interested contact Kerry Fraser info@thefairday.com Names for the over 30's Men's round robin tournament can still be made if your over 30 and can represent your primary school or if you didn't attend any Bo'ness primaries you can join the Incomers team

 

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
 


WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET INVOLVED IN THE FAIR?

Each year we need help 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.
 

WHERE TO FIND THE ARCHES

Fair fever is now here, please help us find the locations for this year's arches Arches Guide
 


QUIZ NIGHT

We would like to thank everyone who attended the quiz night, also for the donations of raffle prizes and the Douglas Lodge 409 staff for the great night and most of all you all raised £600 for the Fair funds

 

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

 

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

 

Deanburn Primary - Queen Elect & Her Retinue 2014

 

1974 Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival online

1974 Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival has been put on the internet by Scottish Screen Archive. It coincides with the 40th anniversary of Queen Linda Dow and Deanburn School first ever fair.
Directed by Michael Alexander.
Sponsored by Bo'ness Town Council & Films of Scotland
Produced by Pelicula Film
Bo'ness Fair 1974

 

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, Abbie Paterson, Emma Reid, Natalie Simpson, Eilidh Smith

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

 

SPORTSMAN'S DINNER
Jim Robertson, Johnny Baciqalupa, Jeff Stewart, Bill Rutherford, Tom Burns
The Top Table of a very successful sportsman's dinner held in Bo'ness Town Hall.
Tom Burns commented on the successful night. "A big thanks to Alec Graham from Kilsyth and the bar staff, also the waitresses. Thank you to everyone who bought the auction items and raising £2500. And finally a big thanks to Jeff Stewart who was MC on the night.
 

 

SANCTUS MEDIA RELEASE FAIR DVD

http://www.sanctusmedia.com/products/view_product/boness-fair-day-2013-dvd or via Branches in Market Square

Sanctus Media are pleased to announce the production of the 2013 Two-Disc DVD Collection 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 will also contain a featurette of this year's Kirkin of The Queen, and boast a series of special clips, interviews and media from throughout the festival.

With an estimated 4 hours of quality footage, we anticipate 2013's Children's Fair Day DVD will be better than ever!

 

FAIR PHOTOS ALBUM
 


http://www.auroraphotos.co.uk/boness-fair-collection-2013/

 

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

 

"VALLEY FM" HAS RETURNED FOR THE FAIR WEEK

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.

 

 

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

Kinneil retained the Fairs Cup 1-0 against the Public with the winning goal coming from Stephen Wotherspoon. In the ladies East v West match, the East won 7-0 after the west keeper picked up an ankle injury.



 

PRIMARY SCHOOL FAIR FOOTBALL ACTION

Saturday 1st June @ Newtown Park

Congratulations to Deanburn & St Marys "Girls" on winning the Challenge Cup and also to Grange & Kinneil "Girls" on winning the Fairs Cup.
You can catch up quickly with pictures from the event on our Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boness-Fair-Website/130954460317407?ref=tn_tnmn
Team Pictures
Events

 

SPONSORED WALK - All Ages Took Part In This Event

Sunday 2nd June @ Bo'ness Town Hall,

This year again the sponsored walk left Bo'ness Town Hall led by the Forth Bridges Accordion Band. With man adults & youngsters dressed for the occasion. Hopefully this will be the start of something we could involve the schools in in the future. We would like to thank all those who took part and the Forth Bridges Accordion Band for their efforts. Also one last thing, we would all like to thank Julie for making it after her last 24 hours.
You can view today's pictures on our Facebook page at,
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boness-Fair-Website/130954460317407?ref=tn_tnmn

 

 

LINLITHGOW GALA DAY  v  BO'NESS FAIR DAY

Prestonfield, Linlithgow

Sunday 5th May

 

 

Bo'ness Fair team secure a fine win on penalties against Linlithgow Gala Day squad. The Fair manager I believe was Dod Simpson. Well done boys
Picture courtesy of Andrew West

 

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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