Ten year old Lucy Mucklow was crowned the 2012 Ferry Fair Festival Queen.
On a beautiful Saturday 11 August and in front of over 1500 spectators, Gracious Lady Margaret Anderson crowned Lucy Ferry Fair Queen.
Her first duty as Queen was to lay a wreath to the fallen followed by a lunch in the Rosebery Hall. Lucy returned to draw the Grand Prize Draw along with Herald, Nathan Lane.
You can view more pictures and stories on Ferry Fair 2012 here.
Read more about the 2011 Queen Amy’s reign here.
We look forward to welcoming friends old and new to this year’s Ferry Fair week celebrations which run from Monday 5 August 2013 to Saturday 10 August 2013. This will be the 77th year of the Ferry Fair.
Nearer the time full details of all the activities planned throughout the week will be displayed here and of course in our programme which will be published well in advance of the Fair.
The Ferry Fair Queen and the Main Court characters will be provided by pupils from St Margaret’s School, once these are known the names will be listed here. As usual, Posy Girls and Escorts will be drawn from all three Primary Schools.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
All nominations have now been received and entered into a blind ballet.
The result will be announced here shortly.
GRACIOUS LADY: The Ferry Fair Committee is seeking nominations from members of the public for the position of Gracious Lady for this year’s Ferry Fair. The Gracious Lady’s main duties include taking part in the parade of the burgh and procession along the High Street and crowning the Queen on Ferry Fair Day which is Saturday 10 August 2013. Those eligible should be resident of Queensferry and District and should have been involved with the community in some form or another over the years. Nominations must be made in writing or by email with full details of the nominee and their contribution to the community and should be handed in to the Rosebery Hall office in a sealed envelope addressed to the Ferry Fair Committee or emailed to David Steel, Secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date for nominations is 2pm on Friday 29 March 2013.
2011 Queen Amy welcomes Councillor Norman Wark to her Thursday Evening Ferry Fair Entertainments.
The evening was a great success and in glorious sunshine the girls and boys races got underway.
Gutty slippers gave an excellent performance as hundreds of adults and children enjoyed the evening’s entertainments.
Andrew Taylor says-
As I write this it will be eight weeks and four days until I will be walking the streets of South Queensferry as the new Burryman. I can tell you now.......read more here
Queensferry Ferry Fair programmes presented to the reigning Queen and last years Queen.
The Ferry Fair Festival is a charity registered in Scotland SC043392
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Burry man poem submitted by Graham Sherwood