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18 January 2017
Attended Town hall where I conducted the monthly Citizenship Ceremony, there were 9 people from all over the world wanting to become citizens of united Kingdom that were sworn in.
It’s great to see so many people wanting to become citizens of our country and to be part of their ceremony.
20 January 2017
Attended one of four Charity Burns Night celebrations, this one was at Hetton, Hetton le Hole, County Durham. We had the traditional Burns evening meal which included haggis, neeps, and tatties followed by Raspberry Cranachan. We had the addressing of the haggis and a celebration toast to Robbie Burns, I would like to thank the Mayor of Hetton, Cllr David Wallace, for inviting us and his hospitality. Still never won on the raffle, nothing changes even in the New Year.
21 January 2017
Attended Ceremonial Mayor of Hartlepool’s, Cllr Rob Cook, and Mayoress, Brenda Cooks, Charity Burns Night Celebration Supper, held in Rift House Community Centre. We were treated to bag pipes, carrying of the Haggis, Address of the Haggis, dinner then a toast to “the lassies” and a reply on behalf of “the lassies”. We had the Loyal toast then the Immortal Memory finishing off with Auld Lang Syne. Can we thank the Mayor and Mayoress for a great night and splendid food