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Burns Night at the clubhouse January 30th

Lizzie and Gordon dancing in the Haggis

Lizzie and Gordon dancing in the Haggis

Message from the Commodore, Gordon Pearston

 

The Burns Night celebration at the clubhouse was a roaring success. 43 members, in various tartan outfits, gathered, on a windy night, in the clubroom which Carol Howlett had adorned with a tartan table setting, ceiling hangings and fairy lights creating a sophisticated ambiance. Lizzie Barrass, to her own astonishment, was encouraged to process and dance her way through the tables with The Haggis to an accompanying reel. The Address to the Haggis was theatrically recited by an uncharacteristically hursuit Commodore , Gordon Pearston, to wild enthusiasm and much laughter.

The Toast to the Lassies was graciously offered by the Vice Commodore James Graham to great applause and the reply by Mary Pearston discussed the different uses of language by the sexes and was peppered with “ sage advices “, and jokes all incisively delivered provoking much laughter and enjoyment. The meal was a wonderful feast of traditional fare and the social Committee and their helpers put on a very splendid occasion and got 2016 off to a marvellous start and were thanked by Tony Peerboom on behalf of the club.

The younger members (the under 65s) then danced reels till midnight under the watchful eye of Hugh Fell our “Master of music and dance!” The evening ended with the singing of both verses of Auld Lang Syne. The photographs capture some of the flavour of the event.

 

See you at our Snowdrop Walk at Howick Hall on Sunday, February 28th

 

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