Tuesday, July 7, 2020
AFTER the Christmas holidays, on the first day back at school, I was elected to be Queen of the Bo'ness Fair Day! I remember seeing Mr Stewart and Mrs Ritchie and also our head teacher Mrs Hanlon announce that day...
ANYONE from Bo'ness knows that there are really only two times of the year - Before the Fair and After the Fair! Before the Fair starts 5 minutes after the bells on Hogmonay, when someone inevitably pipes up "It'll...
FOOTBALL has a way of serving up the most unexpected results. The previous evening the Netherlands had shocked the world of football by destroying the reigning champions Spain 5-1 at the World Cup in Brazil. As it turned out,...
On the 16th January 2012 I went to school as usual, after being in class for about 10 minutes Mr Stewart, Mrs Ritchie and Mrs Genoe walked into the classroom. Mrs Genoe said, "Primary Seven we are going to...
"It's only twenty eight weeks until the Fair day, Freda". Always I would remind my wife, as I counted down the weeks until the big event of the year, the Bo'ness Fair Day. My anticipation grew each week. Family and...
When I was asked to contribute an article to the 2013 Fair programme my initial reaction was I will never remember enough to write about, but after spending a little time thinking about past Fairs I was surprised at...
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...
Like so many girls before me, the day I was born my Granny had worked out that if I went to the Grange Primary School I would be in the "Queens Class" but her only fear was that she...
I moved from Glasgow to Blackness in February 1979. My three children attended Blackness Primary School and it didn't take long for me to hear all about the Bo'ness Fair Day. My children came home from school one day and...
Little did the thousands 0f people who thronged the Glebe Park on Fair Day 2010 know that the familiar voice of Douglas Sneddon who has introduced the proceedings for 33 years would be silent this year. Douglas has retired...

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HOW MANY times have you heard it said that if you are not Bo'ness born and bred, no matter how long you have lived...