Full record for 'BO'NESS FAIR 1958 - QUEEN HELEN DONALDSON, ST MARY'S SCHOOL'

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Places:

  • West Lothian

Subjects:

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

Genres:

  • Local topical

People/organisations:

  • DICKSON, Louis

Decade:

  • 1950s

Title: BO'NESS FAIR 1958 - QUEEN HELEN DONALDSON, ST MARY'S SCHOOL

Reference number: 0342

Date: 1958

Director: [filmed by Louis Dickson]

Sponsor: [ Caledonian Associated Cinemas]

Sound: silent

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 16.30 mins

Description: 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]

Shotlist: REEL I

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).

REEL II

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)

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