Tuesday, July 7, 2020
"Bo'ness Fair" - words which conjure up a postcard setting for most people, a glamorous spectacle, once seen never to be forgotten. Words which for incomers who work locally mean at least an extra holiday. But for a Bo'nessian...
IN April 1938 my family came to Grangepans from Dalkeith as my late father Jimmy Forrest had arranged to take over the Stag Inn from his uncle, also James Forrest. The family were immediately made to feel welcome by our...
FOR the first time for over sixty-five years a new school will contribute characters to the Fair pageantry this year. The school is the new Deanburn Primary, and very appropriately, considering its situation on the edge of Kinneil Woods,...
READERS will have heard many times all the old stories told about the Bo'ness Fair, the most common one being of the two Bo'ness men stranded in the desert with the sun blazing down and the one asks the...
Like most towns, local life is enlightened by the worthies in the community. And a real worthy cannot be manufactured, they are born to their eccentricities and develop as they grow. And Bo'ness has been fortunate in having its fair...
"Where to Begin" Where to begin? It was 1996 and I was working at Barnardo’s Family Centre at Cadzow, my two children were at the Academy and I felt that I was no longer needed for them to enjoy the...
ARCH BUILDING has long been a traditional part of the Bo'ness Fair. I would like to share some of my memories of this with you. My father, Charlie Hunter made six arches for the Bo'ness Fair, starting from humble beginnings...
With a fanfare of trumpets Deanburn Primary School will this year herald the crowning in the Glebe Park of its first Fair Queen, 12 - year-old Linda Dow. The Coronation of Queen Linda will indeed be an event which...
Last year saw the Fairs Cup Over 30's Football Tournament reach a special milestone - it's TENTH anniversary. We asked Tournament Committee member Tom Burns to look back on the ten years of the event. "We had the idea for...
THE new queen has been crowned, the champion has delivered his challenge, the presentees have performed and everyone has left the platform - another year - another successful fair. You can hear the comments of the people - what...

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NORTH, East, South or West, Bo'ness Fair is the best as the rhyme goes, ask any true Bo'nessian of their memories of the Bo'ness...