BO'NESS CHILDREN'S FAIR FESTIVAL 1960

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Places:

  • West Lothian

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Ceremonies
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Local government

Genres:

  • Local topical

People/organisations:

  • DICKSON, Louis

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: BO'NESS CHILDREN'S FAIR FESTIVAL 1960

Reference number: 0344

Date: 1960

Director: [filmed by Louis Dickson]

Sponsor: [ Hippodrome Cinema, Bo'ness]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 16.57 mins

Description: 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]

Shotlist: REEL I

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).

REEL II

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)