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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Memories

Bo’ness Lose 1953 Queen Helen Gourlay

It is with regret and sorrow that we have to bring sad news to our community that Helen Stevenson (Gourlay) who was our Queen...

2019 – “My Most Magical Year” Zoe Carlin

Zoe’s Story - My Most Magical Year We went to school on the 12th January 2018 like it was any other day but it...

2019 – “Thanks For The Memories” Maria Ford

Thanks for the Memories On Monday 6th of February 2018 at 6:00pm my life changed for the better. I opened the door to find Scott...

2019 – “Jumping For Joy” Linda Dow

Jumping for Joy It was 45 years ago that I was chosen to be the first Queen out of Deanburn Primary School I still remember...

2018 – “Where to Begin” – Rena Kirton-Vaughan

"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...

2018 – “The Year I Will Never Forget” – Queen Andrea

. The Year I Will Never Forget Queen Andrea Robertson On the 19th of January 2017 I went into school like any other normal day, however it...

2018 – “From the Balcony” Frank McGarry

. "From the Balcony" Frank McGarry As a lad I went to St Mary’s and when I look back at old school photographs I still find it...

2017 – ‘A Fair Comment’

When I arrived in Bo’ness Public after the Easter holidays in April 1983, my first encounter with the then Headteacher, Cathy Andrews was a...

2017 – Through The Years

I remember being taken to school that sunny Friday morning in 1970.  As I skipped along Braehead wearing my new dress and shoes I...

2016 – “Hail Smiling Morn”

"Hail Smiling Morn" When asked to pen my memories of my involvement in The Fair, I was a bit reluctant.   Where to begin?   Then the...

2016 – Kirking of the Queen

In 1965 Rev Norman Swan came to Bo’ness as Minister of Carriden Church.   Norman Swan loved history and tradition and at the same time...

2016 – The Best Day of the Year

Bo’ness has a lot of history and one of the most vibrant things that we can never forget is the Bo’ness Fair. For many...

2015 – Changing Times

As I sit down to write this article for the 2015 Bo’ness Children’s Fair Festival, the sun is shining, the sky is blue and...

2015 – Fair Day Memories

What was it like to be a Bo'ness Fair Queen more than 50 years ago? Actually, I can remember it as if it were...

2014 – Kinneil Win The Fair Cup

IN DIRECT contrast to the previous year's cold and damp conditions, the 12th Fairs Cup Over 30's football tournament was held at a glorious...