The honorary Scots of Balham joined the honorary Scots of Purley at their Burns Night celebration. As you can see the tam o’ shanter was de rigour on this occasion! A great improvement in appearance, some might say. . .
Others might tell the truth! Anyway, it was a rare sight to see a gathering of brothers all sporting red hair and the tam-o’-shanter.
Having been denied our usual room at the Windmill on Monday due to a Burns Night celebration on the day, it was a great compensation to enjoy the traditional Scottish festivity along with other brothers. After the haggis was piped in and duly stabbed with fearful rhetoric, we enjoyed haggis, neeps and tatties accompanied by a wee dram. And this was only the starter!
The evening was rounded off with a sing along of some well known Scottish songs and an amusing talk about the venerable poet himself.
Many thanks to Purley Circle for arranging such an enjoyable evening. TGB/NB