Herefordshire Society: Herefordshire Burns Club Annual Dinner

PUBLISHED: 15:19 30 November 2010 | UPDATED: 15:50 20 February 2013

Herefordshire Burns Club Annual Dinner

Herefordshire Burns Club Annual Dinner

On Saturday January 24 the Herefordshire Burns Club celebrated the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns with its annual dinner at the Three Counties Hotel, Hereford.

On Saturday January 24 the Herefordshire Burns Club celebrated the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns with its annual dinner at the Three Counties Hotel, Hereford.
One hundred members and guests attended, and the president of the club, Tom Inglis, said that the evening was a great success, enjoyed by all those who attended.

Barry Watkins, winner of a collection of Robert Burns' poems, gave a fine rendition of The Birks of Aberfeldie.
The address to the Haggis was made by Dr Neil Fraser, who also, with his musician colleagues, kept a lively, Scottish atmosphere going throughout the evening.

Other toasts were made by John Marshall, Hugh Black, Gavin Pettigrew and Richard Maxfield. The main speech and toast to the immortal memory of Robert Burns was given by Mike Roff, who gave an excellent appreciation of the life and works of the Bard.

Tom Inglis ended the evening with A man's a man for a' that; and after the singing of Auld lang syne the guests went on their merry way.

The Herefordshire Burns Club, founded in 1910, will celebrate its centenary on January 23 2010.

Photography by John Marshall
For information about the Herefordshire Burns Club contact Tom Inglis on 01432 830853.

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