There was a capacity crowd of attendees, each and every one of whom were delighted not just by some really excellent food and service from the Marriott Hotel, but also by the massive efforts put in by those stalwarts who, once again, gave us an evening of great memories, fun and laughter. Tim MacAndrews; for organising the whole weekend with his usual flawless style; Tom and Eunice for yet another Musical Interlude which was, seriously, the best yet. The Deputy Grand Master, John Prizeman, gave an excellent address which was answered on behalf of the Lasses in great humour and various threats to his well-being! V W Bro Vincent Driver, PAPGM, showed without doubt that there were compelling likenesses twixt he and Robert Burns. (Not 100% sold on that Vincent, but it was a good try!)
Our very own PGM, David Ashbolt, gave a warm and sincere greeting to all in his Address. There was good dancing from “Pull & Push” and the raffle left some very happy people celebrating, including the PGM’s lovely – but not too well wife – Vanda. A case of Champagne may help!!
The whole evening/weekend raised a sum in excess of £2,000 which will be going to the MBF.
It really was wonderful to see so many friends, old and new, having such a great time.
You would be well advised to make a note of the date for next year as it looks like being another bumper Weekend!!
BURNS WEEKEND 2019 – January 18th – 20th Pre-register by contacting:
Tim MacAndrews or Chris James for further information!!!
Photos by Richard Veness and Chris James