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Kenny Sinclair

It is with great regret that we have learned of the death of Kenny Sinclair.  Kenny had been unwell for most of this year and as a consequence had cut back on his involvement in the Fair.  His absence emphasised just how much he contributed to the smooth running of the week’s events, some of which he did quietly behind the scenes and which we were not always fully aware of.  Our thoughts are with Moira and their families at this sad time.

 

Graham Holmes

Chairman, Ferry Fair 2013

Aisling is Crowned Ferry Fair Queen.

Young Aisling McDonald was crowed 2013 Ferry Fair Queen by gracious Lady Mary Porteous on Saturday 10 August 2013.

 

On a great day in front of hundreds of people the Ferry Fair 2013 got underway.

The parade and bands were in great form and a great time was had by all.

 

You can see all the pictures from the week or send a message by clicking the link below.

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2013 Grand Prize Draw Winners

A list of Grand Prize Draw winners can be seen here

 

Grand Prize Draw 2013 winners

Tuesday Evening Football

The Tuesday evening football at the Burgess park was once again a great success.

Please click the link below for more pictures.

 

Tuesday Football

Monday Evening Football

For more on the Monday night football and the Ferryfair 2013 please

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2013 Queen Aisling McDonald

Young Aisling McDonald was crowned the 2013 Ferry Fair Queen.

 

The 10-year-old was crowned by Gracious Lady Mary Porteous before townsfolk on Queensferry’s High Street on Saturday, August 10.

The St Margaret’s primary six pupil said she was “over the moon” at being selected.

She said: “I was shocked at first but also really ecstatic about being chosen.

‘‘All my family are planning to be in Queensferry to see me being crowned, I even have relatives coming over from Ireland.”

This is not the first time Aisling has been involved, as she was a posy girl twice in recent Ferry Fair crowning ceremonies. Her sister Keira (7) is also involved and will be her trainbearer.

As well as school work, Aisling is a busy girl with several hobbies to occupy her time including ice skating, swimming, playing the piano and being a Guide.

Her parents Carolyn and Stewart,too, are excited at the prospect of their daughter being crowned Queen.

Mum said: “Aisling joked when she came home from school saying she didn’t get the roles of ladies-in-waiting and we felt sorry for her. She then told us she had been picked as Queen. We are absolutely thrilled she has been chosen.”

 

Story courtesy Journal and Gazette  

 

 

The new 2013 Ferry Fair Page is here

Ferry Fair Festival Granted Charitable Status

 The Ferry Fair Festival Committee is pleased to announce that it has been granted Charitable Status by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator and is now a charity registered in Scotland with the reference number SC043392 . It is hoped that this move will boost fundraising opportunities and bring financial benefits to the Fair.



Get Involved

We are sure the whole community of the Ferry and district is aware that planning, preparing for and putting on the Ferry Fair each year doesn’t just happen by itself.  In addition to the work of the committee, help and assistance in different forms from local individuals, organisations and businesses is essential to keep the Fair going and to maintain the standards which we all now come to expect.

This year unfortunately committee membership has been reduced as a result of one ofour members having to resign and also unfortunately no new members came forward at the AGM.

We are therefore appealing to the community for help, either from people with an interest in joining the committee or from anyone who would like to help in one way or another.

If you would like to become involved, or to find out more, please in the first instance contact our Secretary David Steel at david@ferryfair.co.uk



The Queens Parade

One of the highlights of Ferry Fair week is the Parade of the Burgh and the Queen’s Procession which kick off the celebrations on Ferry Fair Saturday. The Parade of the Burgh starts off from Burgess Road with the judging of the decorated floats and vehicles with all the vehicles, motor cycles etc led by the Queen and her court moving off to tour the Burgh at around 10.30am. These all return to Burgess Road to be joined by the marching bands and walking groups for the final procession down to the High Street stage leaving at around 11.45am. Once all the vehicles have passed through the High Street to Edinburgh Road they disperse and that should be just after 12 noon



So, what the committee is appealing for are decorated floats, cars, vans, motor cycles, bicycles, any interesting or unusual vehicles such as vintage cars and also walking groups who would like to take part in this colourful and fun-packed and of course important aspect of the Ferry Fair. For more information or for an entry form contact David Steel at david@ferryfair.co.uk

 

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A film from the 1937 Ferry Fair Festival exists for all to see (or buy).

If you would like to see a clip then please visit the below web site.

http://ssa.nls.uk/film.cfm?fid=1281

 

The Ferry Fair Festival is a charity registered in Scotland SC043392


Get involved!

Want to be part of the Ferry Fair Festival?

The committee welcome anyone who wishes

to be a part of the Ferry Fair.

 

 

Use our online contact form. to get in touch.

Contact us

You can contact the Ferry Fair using the link below.

 

 

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Burry man poem submitted by Graham Sherwood

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