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SCOTTISH REGISTERED CHARITY No: SC031990

 
 

Last Updated:  29th March 2015     

 
 
 

Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival
Friday 26th June 2015

 

APPLICATIONS DOUGLAS PARK STALLS & RIDES ARE NOW CLOSED

 

SHOPPING ONLINE HELPS FUNDS

Just visiting the site can raise funds towards the Fair.
Please use the shopping channel www.easysearch.org.uk and type in  Bo'ness Childrens Fair when ordering at the online shop. This way you will help funds as companies have agreed to offer a percentage to Bo'ness Childrens Fair Festival in return for you shopping on this website with them. Just signing up earns The Fair 50p each time.

                                       www.easysearch.org.uk

 

APPEALS  WEEK 19-25th April

APPEALS  WEEK  ENVELOPES

Appeals week is a major income stream and it is important we continue with this.

If you are willing to help in any of these please drop us an email or via Facebook and a member of the appeals committee will be in touch with details on what's involved and to arrange delivery of your envelopes.
Thank you in advance for your support,
Julie & Fiona

For those who will make a donation by way of the Fair Envelope and miss the return collector, envelopes can be handed into the following:
Corvi's, The Baby Box, Talking Heads, Shaz's Snacks and Hillcrest Store. If your shop or office are willing to help with the collection envelopes please let us know.
You can also donate online by filling in this mandate

 

ANNUAL FAIR DANCE

18th April

Ticket Details: Laura Bellamy, Suzanne Davidson, Kerry Fraser,
Tickets £25. Sit down meal
Tables for 8 or 10 persons can be booked.
Band: The Future Capital plus a disco to finish the evening

Events

 

INTER SCHOOLS FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

Saturday 6th June

Newtown Park

 


MEN & LADIES OVER 20's & 30's FAIR FOOTBALL SEVEN A SIDE

Saturday 13th June

Douglas Park

Will Deanburn retain the men's over 30's while the East defend the ladies over 20's. 

 

Wha's Like Us - Bo'ness - The People

Now available in the Inkspot & Silverleaf Booksellers in South Street or online at www.inkspotandsilverleaf.co.uk
This is a limited revised paperback and updated 2014 edition with 300 pages of people from Bo'ness who have been a credit to the town and when it has gone it has gone.
Written by Peter Aitken this is his second book after the 2002 first edition. All proceeds will go to Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival. You can also purchase it through Amazon for your Kindle.
Also a grateful thanks for the sponsorship of the 2014 print version to Alan Steel

Wha's Like Us - Bo'ness - The People
There have been many books written over the past few years about the town of Bo'ness.  The majority of these have dealt with the history of the town and only scratched the surface with regard to the townspeople and the wealth of characters that have lived here, both past and present....

 

Friends.

As you may be aware, severe financial restraints have been placed on  Bo'ness Fair and the level of support we have had from the Council cannot be assumed to  continue in future years.
The Fair Committee are exploring other avenues of income but the people of  Bo'ness have always been our other major income stream.
Bo'ness Fair is the largest children's festival in the UK and we should rightly be proud of it.
However with reducing income from the Council, unless the gap is made up we will not be able to continue our Fair in its' current format.
Accordingly we, the Committee, are appealing for further support, in the  form of donations which can be made by way of this Standing Order Form
Alternatively “one off “donations can be made directly to the Fair Account.
Those who can support the Fair by way of the Standing Order, will have  their names
printed in the Fair Programme and a Fair Programme will be delivered to  their address. The completed Standing Order form can be returned to the address shown on the form or alternatively to your Fair Appeals Week collector.
For those who made a donation by way of the Fair Envelope (in April) and miss the return of the collector, envelopes can be handed into the following;
Corvi's, The Baby Box, Talking Heads, Shaz's Snacks and Hillcrest Store.

We look forward to your continued support.

Yours Sincerely.

 

MARGARET AINSLIE TO CROWN QUEEN ELECT ELLIE

Chairman Jim Stewart is pleased to announce that Margaret Ainslie wife of Lennox Aiinslie has been chosen to crown Queen Elect Ellie Sneddon at this years Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival.

 

ALWAYS NEW MATERIAL APPEARS "PRESENTEES 1984"

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFZ5axpcxfMJBd7P9mczoiQ

 

ANNUAL PRIZE BINGO
Thank You

 

The Appeals Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came along and supported the annual prize bingo.  The evening raised a fantastic £1944 towards fair funds.  We would like to say a huge thank you to the following local businesses who kindly donated.

Paper Ribbons, Cherie's Chic Boutique, Daisy Rascal, The Baby Box, Bo'ness Pet Store, The Town Bistro, Brian's Café, Tapside, Sweets & Things, Stevie's Flowers, Spoiled Rotten, Corvis, Cuteso Creations, Salon K, Boots, S & S Shoes, Happy Feet, Caledonian Produce, Visage,  BP Garage, Pebbles, Spar, Fletchers Barbers, Indulgence, The Corbie Inn
Horns, Rhoddy Stewart Photography, The Ink Spot, Dimensions, Back To Basics, Custom Works, Maryanne's, Scott Robertson Photography,
Easi Wash


We would also like to thank everyone who kindly donated raffle & tombola prizes, the home bakers and all who purchased tickets.  Thanks to Fisons for the use of the hall and to Rab the bingo caller!  Everyone's help and continued support for our fundraising events throughout the year is greatly appreciated and goes towards keeping our best day of the year alive.

 

Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival
KINNEIL PRIMARY SCHOOL
2015 RETINUE

 
Queen:                            Ellie Sneddon
Chief Lady:                      Leoni Temperley
Queen of the Fairies:        Steffani Mathieson
Queen of the Flower Girls: Natalie Hackett
Queens Champion:           Jonathan Waugh
Lords in Waiting:              David Hogg, Jay McLean
Heralds:                          Jamie Beaumont, Kyle Aitken
Crown Bearer:                  Luke McLaughlin
Sceptre Bearer:                Joshua Graham
Sword Bearer:                  Lewis Donnelly
Yeomen of the Guard:       Adam Chambers and David Hamilton
Queen's Page Boys:          David Holleran and Jake Thompson
Ladies in Waiting:            Halle Learmonth, Keri Liddle, Alanna McCreadie, Zoe Gillie, Zoe Paterson, Chanelle Carroll, Ellis Archibald, Hannah Waugh

Maids of Honour:             Kiah McIsaac, Annie Rodger, Caitlyn Bell, Robyn Gilbertson, Lauren Edge, Becca Robertson, Laura Baldwin, Louisa Porteous

Guards of Honour:         Calum Simpson, Ally Fernie, Rhys Grant, Jamie Jardine, Keigan O' Neil

 

2015 ARCHES ROAD MAP
This map will be drawn up into a guide for viewing come the Fair E'en
2015 ARCHES GUIDE

 

Characters Updated And In Alphabetical Order

2014 characters have all been added to the Former Characters page and placed in the alphabetical order over the years page Former Characters

 

SANCTUS MEDIA RELEASE FAIR DVD

or via Branches in Market Square

Sanctus Media are pleased to announce the production of the 2014 DVD for our Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival.  The feature DVD will present highlights from throughout the Fair Day, as well as a montage of this year's arches and frontages.  
An additional DVD is also available, a featurette of this year's Kirkin of The Queen, and boast a series of special clips, interviews and media from throughout the festival.

 

SANCTUS MEDIA RELEASE FAIR DVD

or via Branches in Market Square

Sanctus Media are pleased to announce the production of the 2014 DVD for our Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival.  The feature DVD will present highlights from throughout the Fair Day, as well as a montage of this year's arches and frontages.  
An additional DVD is also available, a featurette of this year's Kirkin of The Queen, and boast a series of special clips, interviews and media from throughout the festival.
Kirking of the Queen £5
Fair Day £12

With an estimated 4 hours of quality footage, we anticipate 2014's Children's Fair Day DVD will be better than ever!
www.sanctusmedia.co.uk/products/view_product/kirking-of-the-queen-2014
www.sanctusmedia.co.uk/products/view_product/boness-childrens-fair-day-2014


WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET INVOLVED IN THE FAIR?

Each year we need with organisation from the smallest thing to larger and need motivation to succeed.
We are always on the look for help and if your 18 or over please drop us a message and we will get back to you.
Thank you. info@thefairday.com

Only you, the people of Bo'ness can keep this our magical day stay and live in the hearts of the children who will take part.  Come and join us, even just a few hours of your time can help and you will feel the magical spirit in the weeks leading up to our Fair Festival.

 

MEMORIES OF A LIFETIME


I would like to thank the Fair Committee and Mr Jim Stewart in particular for the most amazing day.  From early morning when the Merchiston Castle Pipe Band arrived until the evening meal I was treated so well.  The atmosphere in the Glebe Park was truly special and the warmth of the Bo'nessians and visitors in the crowd was overwhelming.  The children of Bo'ness know they are special but we all remind of this each year on Fair Day.
Hip hip for the best day of the year. xxxx

Elizabeth Raeburn


BO'NESS HAS A NEW QUEEN

Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival has a new Queen. Louise Wilson was crowned before thousands this morning in bright sunshine. We will bring you pictures later tonight or starting Saturday as we load our first instalment of Fair Day pictures. These are not the ones taken by Charlie which will be available from Monday.
www.facebook.com/pages/Boness-Fair-Website/130954460317407?sk=photos_albums

 

QUEENS COMMONWEALTH GAMES BATON ARRIVES IN BO'NESS

The 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games Queens Baton has arrived in Bo'ness and has been presented to 2014 Fair Queen Elect Louise Wilson at Kinneil House in front of a packed audience of school kids and locals.s

 


"VALLEY FM" HAS RETURNED FOR THE FAIR

The youth based Valley FM project at St Andrews Church has return, just tune into 87.9FM, or online at www.valleyfm.org.uk you can pick us up worldwide and don't forget to mention us in your email requests.
Starts 7am Wednesday 18th June

 

 

WESLO HOUSING SPONSORSHIP

We would like to thank Weslo Housing for their sponsorship this year in which they have sponsored this years Fair medals.

 

HELEN WARD BIRKBY MEMORIAL CUP

First          Pierre Lardet     Bo'ness Public
Second      Mathew Speirs   Deanburn
Third         Louise Brown     St Mary's
 

Congratulations to Pierre, Mathew & Louise on being chosen as this years winners. Also a very well done to all who entered.  It was a very hard task as usual to try and separate them.
Pierre will be presented with the trophy at the Kirkin of the Queen.

 

SCHOOLS FOOTBALL GREAT SUCCESS

Well a big thanks to all the ladies that helped out today at the kids Fair Football tournament at Newtown Park. The sum raised from the BBQ & tuck was £750, so well done ladies especially Sharon Meldrum, that was a long shift! Also a big thanks have to go to all the people who turned up and donated one way or another so thanks to you all, and Tom Burns, Bert Ostachinni, Billy Sloan & everyone that stayed to clear up and tidy the park you know who you are! Thank you!! X Gail Dickson.

Thanks to all the guys that helped me yesterday with the set up for the kids tourni at Newtown Park, you all know who you are without your help the tournament would not have been the success it was so thanks guys see you all next year.  Tom Burns
Some pictures from Saturday

 

FOOTBALL EVENT  DRAWS SUPPORT FROM BOTH COMMUNITIES

BO'NESS FAIR 2 LINLITHGOW GALA 0

Sunday 4th May

George Simpson Memorial Cup

Newtown Park, Bo'ness kick off 12noon

Pictures courtesy of Andrew West, many more on our facebook. "Bo'ness Fair website"

Bo'ness retained the George Simpson Memorial Cup with a fine 2-0 win. Dod Simpson led his over 30's side in an exciting match which earned both the Fair & Gala Day £350 each.
We would like to thank Bo'ness United for letting us play on such a fine surface and most of all the fans who turned out for the day.
This probably wouldn't have been started but for Tom Burns and David Deep Sea Paterson although Deep Sea is a Bo'ness bairn he holds Linlithgow to his heart, so well done guys from everyone in the town.

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER ARRANGEMENTS

Pupils can be collected at the fenced area of the Douglas Park; each school has a clearly marked exit. Parents should wait there, but should not enter the fenced area. Presentees can be collected in the Douglas Park after they have danced at the Royal Command Performance. Usually between 2.30pm and 3.30pm. The Retinue can be collected at the end of the Royal Command Performance at 4.15pm.

Please note that parents, guardians and schools should read the full update:
Inclement Weather Arrangements

 
 

BO'NESS LOOKING GOOD WITH NEW BANNERS
CALEDONIAN PRODUCE SUPPORTS FAIR


BO'NESS town centre will be decked out on Fair Day with new overhead street decorations, thanks to a Caledonian Produce donation.
Courtesy of Bo'ness Journal
News Section

 

 
     

 









 

 
 

 

 
 


 

 

 

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