Good old days in Bo’ness with Victorian street fair

Sarah McKenzie of Falkirk Delivers in traditional costume
Sarah McKenzie of Falkirk Delivers in traditional costume

Bo’ness town centre will be transported back to Victorian times on Sunday as the 
famous street fair returns.

With windy conditions blowing the date back to August 2, interest has grown with more stalls being added.

Mary Jane Armstrong of Falkirk Delivers said: “The number of stalls has just kept creeping up. It is looking like we will have over 60 and I still have to try and find room for more people who want one.”

‘‘The aim is to encourage people of Bo’ness to come together as a community and shop locally in their town centre.’’

Mrs Armstrong added: “This is a free event and we encourage all members of the public to come and experience what our Victorian fair has to offer. Shops will remain open on Sunday and they are 
excited to be a part of this event.”

The Avenue Youth Project will be showcasing its talents along with Unison Kinneil Band and Drew McAdam will amaze the public with his great feats of memory.

Shoppers will have the chance to attend craft and charity markets, play old time games, be amazed by the birds of prey show, meet the Bo’ness Fair queen, listen to the Tonkerers and much more. Children will be able to enjoy bouncy castles, face painting and a superhero show. The fair runs from noon to 4pm.

There are prizes too for the best dressed Victorian outfit.

Bad weather will not be a problem this time as Mrs Armstrong explains: “We can move the fair inside if needed but we hope the sun comes out and it will be a great day for all.”