AELFRIC LODGE TRADITIONAL BURNS NIGHT SUPPER
On Saturday 29th January at Woodstock Masonic Hall, members and guests of the Aelfric Lodge were pleased to celebrate the 263rd anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, the well-known Scottish poet.
The Haggis was piped in by Piper Scott Weston and was addressed by W/Bro Alan Mills, pictured above, who acted as Master of Ceremonies.
The assembled company then enjoyed a traditional supper consisting of cockeleekie soup, haggis with a wee dram, roast beef, tipsy laird, biscuits and cheese, coffee and shortbread biscuits.
W/Bro Roger Hazelden recited the Immortal Memory.
The Lassies were presented with a single red rose after which “The Red, Red, Rose” by Robbie Burns was sung by Mrs Louise Woodwards accompanied by W/Bro Peter Smith on the Piano.
The Worshipful Master W/Bro Neil Wisbey proposed a toast to the Lassies to which Mrs Sheelagh Wisbey replied with a toast to the Laddies.
Guest of honour was Mrs Maureen Peirce, wife of the late W/Bro Eddie Peirce, founder of this event.