Polegate celebrates with traditional Burns Night

Addressing the haggis
Addressing the haggis

MEMBERS of Polegate Town Twinning Association dug out their bagpipes and donned their best tartan for a traditional Burns Night Supper at St John’s Church Hall.

A Burns supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns, author of many Scots poems.

The suppers are normally held on or near the poet’s birthday, on January 25 which is also known as Robert Burns Day.

The evening, held on Saturday, January 22, got off to a lively start with a traditional piper welcoming the guests and piping in the haggis.

A member of the group addressed the haggis, with the words of Rabbie Burns, stabbing the haggis with her knife to add extra flavour.

After the food, guests were guided through a range of dances including the Gay Gordons, Barn Dances and the Dashing White Sergeant.

The next event on the Twinning Association’s calendar is a coffee morning on Saturday, March 19, at Polegate Community Centre, 10am to noon. If you are interested in joining the group, phone Diana on 641281 or Rod on 849392 for more information.