Saturday, August 15, 2020
What will the Blackness youngsters lose this year? That's what everyone is wondering after last year's hilarious presentation by the smallest school to take part in the Fair when the "King and I" rapidly became " The King who lost...
"The morn's the Fair and I'll be there and I'll hae up my curlie hair." So chanted the wee lasses of the Public, Grange and Kinneil schools as they dashed excitedly home down the School Brae, Castleloan Brae and Cowdenhill...
Maypole When 16 pupils of St. Mary's Primary school, Bo'ness, perform the Maypole Dance at the Fair this summer, they will be reviving one of the Festival's oldest traditions. This is indeed appropriate for their headmaster is well-known local history...
"Underneath the arches" - to most people these words recall Flannagan and Allan, but for generations of Bo'nessians they have a much more localised meaning recalling as they do the excitement and anticipation of countless Fair E'ens gone by. For...
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...
Kinneil Memories With the principal characters at this year's Fair coming from Deanburn School much of the excitement will be concentrated at the Kinneil end of the town, a fact which will no doubt bring back memories to some of...
As far as the thousands of visitors who crowd into Bo'ness every Fair Day are concerned, Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival is an exciting one-day spectacle, beginning with the sound of the brass bands in the early hours of Friday...
ROARING TWENTIES MAKE HEADLINE NEWS Making headline news at this year's Fair will be the girls of the Grange School's "Roaring Twenties" presentation. For the gay feathered headdresses, which add the finishing touch to their flapper outfits, have come all...
A NOTABLE PERSONALITY Making his last appearance at this year's Fair will be the Festival's Musical Director, Mr. James Cuthell. For those of us who can only remember the Fair since it began again with the crowning of Grange School...
During the last four years "The Fair Magazine" has covered many aspects of history of the Fair. This Year we change the emphasis and ask Bo'ness Academy 6th Formers James Braes and Lindsay Easton, who have brought great honour...

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THE MORN'S THE FAIR . . . . BUT TONIGHT'S THE FAIR E'EN. . . . and for most of the local bandsmen that...