Burns Night

25th of January is Burns Night, when the birth of the poet Robert Burns is celebrated, usually by ex-patriot Scots. And this year it is the 250th anniversary of his birth, so quite a few wee drams o’ the good stuff will be drunk. In honour of the occasion, here are a few photographs of a Burns Night that BritInCalifonia and I attended at the (now sadly defunct) One Pin in Hedgerley. Can you spot the scary lady?


“Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it,
But we hae meat and we can eat,
And sae the Lord be thankit.”

– The Selkirk Grace

So charge your glasses, the toast is “The Haggis!”

~ by @mmonyte on January 25, 2009.

3 Responses to “Burns Night”

  1. I thought the One Pin was no more???? Brit said something about it being converted to a house 😦

  2. It is no more hence the line in the post “the (now sadly defunct) One Pin”.

    It’ll be knocked down and several houses constructed on the site.

  3. Other local pubs that have closed:- The King Of Prussia (aka Emperor of India), The Farnham Pump and The Yew Tree.

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