BO'NESS CHILDREN'S FAIR FESTIVAL 1960
Full length video
Title: BO'NESS CHILDREN'S FAIR FESTIVAL 1960
Reference number: 0344
Director: [filmed by Louis Dickson]
Sponsor: [ Hippodrome Cinema, Bo'ness]
Original format: 35mm
Running time: 16.57 mins
The 1960 Bo'ness Children Fair Festival; the procession and the coronation of Queen June Grant.
See also: http://www.thefairday.com/ [last accessed 22/5/2009]
Credits (0.13); Brass band, the Festival Queen appears, escorted to her car by Girl Guides, and driven away (2.13); Shot of Kinneil School. "Queen" and her retinue inside school hall (2.50); The Provost and his wife outside house. They drive off (3.15) School's parade in park; "Bill & Ben - Flowerpot Men", Fairies, Flower Girls, etc. "Queen's" procession and the crowning ceremony (7.40).
No credits. Conclusion of the crowning ceremony (3.12); Parade through the town streets; local man [Bruce Balderson?] "leading" brass band [in big-band leader style]; Pipe and brass bands, floats "The Circus Comes to Town", Avonmill [with rotating dog figurine] etc.; Queen June in a horse-drawn carriage with her guard of Guides (7.06); Punch and Judy show in playing fields. Acrobat performs. Children sing on platform (9.17)