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St Andrew’s Ball

 

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St. Andrew's Ball Saturday                 November 25th 2017

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Presentation of        The Society's Trophies

 

By

The President

 

Mr. Willy Coupar MBE

The Caledonian Society of Sheffield

 

St Andrew’s Night Dinner and Ball

 

On a dreich rainy night on Saturday 25th November 2017 the Society celebrated its Patron Saint’s Day in the Holiday Inn- Royal Victoria Hotel, Sheffield.

President Willy Coupar MBE accompanied by his sister Mrs Margaret Dane and Mr and Mrs Peter Machan received the guests who were introduced by Toastmaster Alex Ritchie.

We are always delighted to welcome to this function The Lord Mayor of the City of Sheffield  and Consort and the Master and Mistress Cutler.

President Willy in his speech of welcome introduced his top table guests who also included the Presidents and Consorts of our kindred Societies, The Royal Society of St George and the Sheffield Cambrian Society.

Following the Grace by Robin Lockwood, our honorary piper Tony Hindley piped in the haggis which was ably addressed by Richard Souter.

A superb meal, with a Scottish flavour, provided sustenance for the main part of the evening which commenced with “The Toast to Scotland” proposed by local author and historian Peter Machan. Peter in a very interesting presentation which included the Scottish contribution to the City and the area, touched upon the incarceration of

Mary Queen of Scots in Sheffield’s Manor Lodge.

Master of Ceremonies Chris Beardsell then introduced Alan Ross and his Scottish Country Dance Band from Larbert who provided the music for a very lively programme of jigging.

Following the votes of thanks and an enthusiastic chorus of Auld Lang Syne we made our way home resolved to repeat the exercise on Saturday 24th November 2018 at the

Hilton Hotel, Victoria Quays, Sheffield.

 

Arlene McMaster

 

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