Celebrating the Bard

In the first of what's hoped to be a 'new' tradition, the congregations of St Mary's, Belford and St Hilda's, Lucker, joined up with friends to celebrate the Immortal Bard's memory in the Watson Memorial, Hall, Lucker.The photo shows from the left: Hugh Adair, Chris Harris and Bob Pannell
In the first of what's hoped to be a 'new' tradition, the congregations of St Mary's, Belford and St Hilda's, Lucker, joined up with friends to celebrate the Immortal Bard's memory in the Watson Memorial, Hall, Lucker.The photo shows from the left: Hugh Adair, Chris Harris and Bob Pannell

BURNS NIGHT: In the first of what’s hoped to be a ‘new’ tradition, the congregations of St Mary’s, Belford and St Hilda’s, Lucker, joined up with friends to celebrate the Immortal Bard’s memory in the Watson Memorial Hall, Lucker.

Hugh Adair addressed the haggis and massacred the beast in the usual fashion before the ravening hordes devoured it with relish.

The three-course supper was provided by the Joint Committee ably assisted by a wide array of volunteer servers and clearers. Eric Gassner celebrated his birthday.

Bob Pannell gave the toast to the lassies and Chris Harris replied on their behalf. Dancing followed to music provided by Penny Dot.

Eighteen stalwarts stood up to attempt to dance the Dashing White Sergeant – to much hilarity!

As well as an opportunity to enjoy good fellowship £450 was forthcoming due to the generosity of all concerned.