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Bagpipes celebration for Burns Night at Paddock Institute and Conservative Club

Bradford City Pipers lead ceremonial address

Bagpipes heralded a haggis banquet for Burns Night in Huddersfield.

Two pipers from Bradford City Pipers led a lively procession for the famed Scottish meal into the Paddock Institute and Conservative Club, where over 100 fans of poet Robert Burns had gathered.

Piper Andrew Rogers entertained everyone with his ceremonial address To A Haggis, before it was piled onto plates alongside the traditional neeps and tatties.

It was the second such event to take place at the venue, thanks to Janet Elaine Berry and John Roberts, who hosted the first event in 2014.

Janet said: “I’m a published poet too and I think it’s important to keep traditions like this alive.

“Everyone had a fantastic time and I read out some of Burns’ poems too.

“We could not hold an event last year due to my ill health so to be able to do it this year is a double celebration.”

Money raised through the event will go to the institute’s bowling club.

“The club struggles at this time of year in between competitions.

“We’re planning another event for Kirkwood Hospice which will be a comedy night but we’ve not confirmed the date just yet.”



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