The honorary Scots of Balham celebrate Burns Night!

group picture of Balham Brothers sporting their tam o' shantas
Brothers Steve, Terry, Charles, John, Richard and Brendan with Noel and David in front

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.

Brother with Tam o' Shanta takes selfie
Bro. Steve caught taking a selfie!

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!

Profile of Brother Richard wearing a Tam o' Shanta
Richard, the wild scot from New Addington enjoys the ambience, while waitress looking on is not amused! 

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


One thought on “The honorary Scots of Balham celebrate Burns Night!

  1. Noel.

    I don’t know about the tam a’ shanter delighted to observe the “ Benedict Tie”.

    Kindest regards.


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