Recent Events

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.

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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 24th November, 2018.  The Society’s President, Mr Mark Braceley, welcomed over 65 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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Society members and guests once again attended the evening races at the picturesque Ripon Racecourse for the ‘Blues Brothers’ meeting on 9th July.  The weather was kind and the racing very competitive. Some members were luckier than others with their selections but all enjoyed the experience.  Thanks again to Kerr Kennedy for driving the minibus and all arrangements.

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On Saturday 9th June, Members of the Society attended the Yorkshire District Federation AGM and participated in the inter-Society quiz and bowls events held at West Bretton Memorial Institute, West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LB

The Bradford Society was again triumphant in the Bowls competition with our team of Bob Fairbairn & David Hannah .  Well done to all!!

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The Society’s annual Golf Outing and Dinner was held on Wednesday 6th June at Shipley Golf Club.  Organised by member Peter Fleming, the event attracted members and guests to compete for the Society’s wonderful trophy.  The weather was kind and the course was in very good condition for the golfers.  Non-golfers competed in the putting competion to raise funds for charity. The winner of the Society’s splendid trophy was Kerr Kennedy and the runner-up was Gerry Alleyn.  The Ladies prize was won byMaggie Fleming.

The evening dinner was well attended by over 20 golfers and non-golfers.  Our thanks to Peter for his excellent organisation.

        

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The Society’s Annual General Meeting was held on Sunday 25th 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 2018-19 was elected under the Presidency of Mark Braceley and we look forward to another enjoyable and active year of events.

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