|Thursday Club Events 2007/8.|
Some of the activities from our 2007/8 season.
On 26th January Auchencairn Thursday Club members and friends joined together in The Old Smugglers Inn, Auchencairn for a lunchtime celebration of the life and times of Rabbie Burns.
The 'beestie' was duly delivered to the top table for the attention of Davie Gordon who with an eloquency reminicent of the bard himself (not that anyone can bear witness to that) praised its being, before with some animated aplomb, he despatched it to the hands of the chef.
The assembly was then treated to some findly rendered pipe tunes by Blair Wallace who since first visiting us 2 years ago has made great progress and is now a member of the much acclaimed Kirkcudbright Pipe Band.
The rest of the meal was duly served and considering its quantity, and the fair age (said with due respect) of some of us, it did a quick vanishing act. Much was due to the culinary efforts and organisation skills of the 17 year old chef Douglas Anderson whose single handed preparation of the meal was superb.
We finished a hectic afternoon as always with Auld Lang Syne (no photo this time as nobody is exempt from joining in). It was a good day, enjoyed by young and old(er) members and guests, gathered in a true spirit of friendship.
On 20th March the Club had a presentation by Mervyn Carter from Crocketford who, ably assisted by his wife Francis, displayed a vaste amount of tapestries that he had produced by hand as a hobby over many years. The detail and craftsmanship were incredible and greatly appreciated by the audience of members and guests. The Murray Hall had never seen such decoration, with three of its walls and some table space covered in these works of art. This was the first time that Mervyn had displayed his works in public - no doubt it won't be the last.
DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT 'SPORTS DAY'.