BO'NESS FAIR 1958 - QUEEN HELEN DONALDSON, ST MARY’S SCHOOL
Full length video
Title: BO'NESS FAIR 1958 - QUEEN HELEN DONALDSON, ST MARY’S SCHOOL
Reference number: 0342
Director: [filmed by Louis Dickson]
Sponsor: [ Caledonian Associated Cinemas]
Original format: 35mm
Running time: 16.30 mins
The procession and coronation of Gala Queen Helen Donaldson at the Bo'ness Fair, 1958.
16mm print acquired by Falkirk District Council Library 1981. Formerly catalogued under title BO'NESS CHILDREN'S FAIR FESTIVAL but was retitled May 2006 (when titles were discovered in the Bo'Ness Hippodrome and attached to front of this film).
See also: http://www.thefairday.com/ [last accessed 24/7/2013]
Credits; c/u Fair Festival brochure, photograph of Fair Queen (0.28); Provost and his wife outside their house. Brass band. Festival Queen comes out of her house, accompanied by six of the Boy's Brigade. (2.52); School's parade in park. (3.55) Fairies procession (4.12) Flower girls (4.40) "Queen's" procession, shots of the crowd, one man wears RNR (?) uniform (6.20) Crowning ceremony (8.04).
No credits. Crowning ceremony concludes with fancy dress parade, including "Marie's Wedding" and Dux Medallists (2.16); Parade through the streets. Bands, floats including "Happy home" intercut with crowd shots (4.47); local man Bruce Balderson "leading" a pipe band; flower girls (5.15) "Queen's" entourage, sea cadets, scouts and guides, boy's football team etc. (7.07); Fairground in park. Shot of sunset (8.30)