Caledonian Burns Supper
After a gap of several years we returned to Tapton Masonic Lodge for our Burns supper. The event was attended by 86 people, which included a party from the Sheffield Cambrian Society. The Master Cutler was in attendance with his wife on her first outing after an operation. Sam, the young piper, who first piped for us when he was 16 played at various stages in the evening. His playing was excellent and added to the occasion. He has said he will play for us any time we should need him. Arlene welcomed her guests and the evening commenced. The grace was given by Prof Ann Macaskill. It was good to see Stuart Barraclough again with his theatrical address to the haggis. We had an excellent meal, back to the former standard of Tapton. Our immortal memory was given by Dr Norman Macaskill, a very different and amusing slant from a Psychotherapists point of view, analysing Burns. Was Burns ADHD? Ian Cooke gave the toast to the lassies and Sheila replied, both in a humorous manner. Sue North Bates gave the toast to our city and our friends. She spoke of the time she first came to Sheffield .The Master Cutler replied to this toast.
Neil Scott had researched some easy dances which were enjoyed by many of the guests. We did not forget our old favourites the Dashing White Sergeant and Strip the Willow. This was an excellent evening enjoyed by all who attended.