Traditional night gets 2015 fundraising off to reel start

NAWN 1501243AM5 Boston Spa Meth Church Burns Night. Marion Davies, John Davies, Hilary Marshall and Andrew Marshall. (1501243AM5)

NAWN 1501243AM5 Boston Spa Meth Church Burns Night. Marion Davies, John Davies, Hilary Marshall and Andrew Marshall. (1501243AM5)

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Boston Spa Methodist Church’s first community event of 2015 was hailed as a great success by organisers and patrons.

The Burns Night dinner at Clifford saw a tartan-clad piper pipe the diners into the supper room to a medley of rousing Scottish bagpipe music, setting the scene for a wonderful evening.

NAWN 1501243AM1 Boston Spa Meth Church Burns Night. Sue Jakeman, Mick Watkins, Jan watkins, Peter Marshall, Katherine Whaley, Micheal Whaley and Liz Marshall(1501243AM1)

NAWN 1501243AM1 Boston Spa Meth Church Burns Night. Sue Jakeman, Mick Watkins, Jan watkins, Peter Marshall, Katherine Whaley, Micheal Whaley and Liz Marshall(1501243AM1)

Following the Selkirk Grace, a traditional Burns supper, including cock-a-leekie soup, haggis with bashed neeps and champit tatties, finishing with tipsy trifle, was served to the guests.

The Address to the Haggis was dramatically delivered to a delighted audience.

Then it was time to take to the floor for the Gay Gordons, Dashing White Sergeant and other favourite reels.

“What a wonderful evening,” said Rev Steve Jakeman.

NAWN 1501243AM4 Boston Spa Meth Church Burns Night. Sue Jakeman, Steve Jakeman, Jackie Marsden, piper George Anderson, Brian Marsden and Sheila Humphryes.(1501243AM4)

NAWN 1501243AM4 Boston Spa Meth Church Burns Night. Sue Jakeman, Steve Jakeman, Jackie Marsden, piper George Anderson, Brian Marsden and Sheila Humphryes.(1501243AM4)

“It’s great to see everybody enjoying themselves.”

All proceeds from the evening will go to B4G Development Project to refurbish and update Boston Spa Methodist Church.

Pictures by Adrian Murray

NAWN 1501243AM2 Boston Spa Meth Church Burns Night. Ken Grimditch, Graham McGurie, Kathleen McGurie, Barbara Parrott, David Parrott, Ellen Reed, Keith Mith and Carol Smith.(1501243AM2)

NAWN 1501243AM2 Boston Spa Meth Church Burns Night. Ken Grimditch, Graham McGurie, Kathleen McGurie, Barbara Parrott, David Parrott, Ellen Reed, Keith Mith and Carol Smith.(1501243AM2)