Recent Events

Over 60 Members and guests attended the Socirty annual Burns Supper on Saturday 25th January at the Dubrovnik Hotel, Bradford.  The evening was chaired by the Soicirty’s President, Mr Bruce Somerville, who welcomed everyone to the traditional evening to selevrate Scotland’s national bard.

The menu included “The Great Chieftain” (Haggis) which was addressed in style by Val Neasham.  The toast of the Immortal Memory of Robert Burns was ably delivered by the President.  The Toast to the Lassies was given in hunmorous style by Harry Kennedy and a witty reply was delivered by Carole Kennedy.  Kerr Kennedy led the singing of traditional Burns songs.  The coin-rolling for malt whisky and the raffle raised excellent funds for the President’s chosen charities. Jim Flood again called the dances with music provided as usual by Ian Slater.

Thanks go to all who helped organise the event at this new venue for us.

         

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The Society’s annual St Andrews Tartan Ball was held in the French Ballroom  at the Midland hotel, Bradford on Saturday 30th November, 2019.  The Society’s President, Mr Bruce Somerville, welcomed members and their guests to this popular annual event.

After a lovely dinner, members and guests enjoyed a programme of popular Scottish country dances to the excellent music of Ian Slater and called by Jim Flood.  The raffle raised a substantial sum for the President’s nominated charities.

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Five members from the Bradford St Andrews Society attended the Burns Federation Yorkshire District Bowls and Quiz Competition at Wakefield on 9th June,   Bob and Myra Fairbairn, David Hannah, and Seona and Malcolm and Day.  Of the five teams that played bowls in the afternoon in the rain(!) our two Bradford teams came second (Bob & David) and fourth (Seona and Malcolm ).  In the quiz at night there were six teams competing and our team of Bob, David, Seona and Malcolm came joint fourth.

Our members Bob Fairburn and David Hannah, being presented with the runners up bowls trophy by Professor Ann Macaskill, President of the Burns Federation Yorkshire District at the Federation’s Bowls and Quiz competition at West Bretton, Wakefield, on 9th  June 2019.

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The Society’s Annual General Meeting was held on Sunday 24th March at the Midland Hotel, Bradford.  Full reports on all the Society’s activities were given by the relevant officers.  Our Society is in good health with a small increase in membership.  The Council for 2019-20 was elected under the Presidency of Mr Bruce Somerville and we look forward to another enjoyable and active year of events.