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  • Edinburgh
  • West Lothian


  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Water and waterways


  • Local topical


  • DICKSON, Louis


  • 1950s

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Reference number: 0336

Date: 1950

Director: [filmed by Louis Dickson]

Sponsor: [ Hippodrome Cinema, Bo'ness]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 14.00 mins

Description: Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival in 1950, including the procession and coronation of the Fair Queen Miss Dorothy Angus (from Kinneil School).

Credits: The Hippodrome presents

Shotlist: Credits (0.17); Her Majesty the Queen Miss Dorothy Angus. (0.21) Shot across town to Firth of Forth and general views of town (1.00); Shot of decorated gate of house; group of people and passers-by watching pipe band play in bunting decked street (2.28); Shot of lady in waiting (2.40); Crowd outside building as "Queen" emerges through an elaborately decorated gate; c/u Miss Dorothy Angus and her two page boys; her car drives away (3.55); Dorothy and her retinue; c/u individual fairies; group shot of Queen and flower girls (4.49); Kinneil School Boys standing with their banner (4.56); Shots of procession through streets of Bo'ness (5.58) pan over crowd assembled in park as procession begins to file in (6.20); General views of crowds in park and procession, with ms individual children in fancy dress, crowds in b/ground (7.37) audience in seating before platform, and brass band; fairies, flower girls filing to the platform; views of crowd; Queen and her retinue process under bowers, to platform (9.11); Stage occupied by "Queen" and retinue. Coronation ceremony, presentees filing away from stage; shots of platform party leaving (10.48); Floats procession through crowded streets (11.42); Group outside the Hippodrome, bill posted for 1949 Bo'ness Festival of Queen Margaret (11.47); View of exterior of cinema and of people queuing up and moving in; c/u group of children smallest holding a toy dog (12.24); Shot of the fairground and roundabouts, stalls, amusements and visitors (13.25); ecs (13.31)