Queen Joan sits on a dais to receive visitors dressed in national costumes of the world. She sets off in a procession with many attendants in frilly dresses and big hats. (clip)

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Title: BORROWSTOUN SCHOOL: Queen Joan Campbell

Reference number: 0401A

Date: 1919

Director: [filmed by Louis Dickson]

Sponsor: [ Hippodrome Cinema, Bo'ness]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 2.00 mins

Description: The Bo'ness Children's Fair Queen Joan Campbell meets children in fancy dress and leaves accompanied by her entourage. [Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival was not held during the war years of 1915-1918, this revival which took place in 1919 had a theme of 'Peace Between Nations']

Digitised clip from this title available, made possible by funding from the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network (SCRAN) 2001 - 2002. Use of clips must acknowledge SCRAN as source of funding. See for further details.

Very comprehensive website about the Bo'Ness Fair can be found at at [last accessed 12/2/2018]

In April 2009, the Hippodrome reopened as a working cinema - see for further information. You can also find out about the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival which is held there annually:

Shotlist: No credits. Shots of festival, possibly in 1914 [please note rolling and misregistered frames here as printed] (.05); 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918 - The Great War during which the Children's Fair Festival lapsed, being revived again in 1919 (.12); 1919 Borrowstoun School. 1919 Queen Joan Campbell. The Festival Queen meets children all in fancy dress (1.09); She then leaves accompanied by her entourage (1.50)