Tuesday, July 7, 2020
"They're picking the Queen the day" shouted the eleven year old girl excitedly before leaving for school. Being gently, but smilingly, rebuked by her parent, "Go awa tae the school, whaur will they hae a red haired Queen"? As...
The day I was chosen to be Bo'ness Fair Queen 2010 was absolutely brilliant! I felt so happy that day. I was actually off school sick that day and my dad got a phone call asking if I could go...
When I was a wee girl, I became aware at an early age that I had the wonderful opportunity to perhaps be chosen as the Bo'ness Fair Queen. My friends and family would often remind my mum and dad,...
I remember the morning we were going to vote, it was a Thursday and the date was the 15th of February 1990. We were all asked to go to the music room. When the votes were counted and Mrs...
It's a real honour to be asked for input into the design of an arch, and over the years I've been involved with a 'Fair' few! Mind you, the journey from the idea in my head to the finished...
As in many industrial towns, when the forming of brass bands came into vogue in the middle of the nineteenth century Bo'ness not only saw the development of one but two championship bands as 'Bo'ness & Carriden' and Unison...
When I was invited to write an article for this years Fair Programme, my first reaction was "Yes I would love to." Then panic set in. "What would I write?" I thought and "Where do I begin?" If only...
This is probably a rather emotive subject to write about in the Fair programme. But let me say, right now, that I am not trying to play down the importance of the Fair in any way. It is the most...
Over the years we all recall Fairs that have a special meaning to us and as we get older we all get great pleasure in remembering the Fairs that have particular memories for our families. So I hope you...
"BO'NESS IS ITS PEOPLE, AND ITS PEOPLE ARE BO'NESS". So wrote a good a good friend of mine some years ago. I agreed with him then and heartily agree with his sentiment now, for when it comes to writing...

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" I'M A Fairy ". These were the words I excitedly shouted as I burst into the house at lunch-time one Tuesday in April...