Supper Toast Lists & Programmes 1896 to 1900

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At a Committee Meeting on 21st January 1896 the following was recorded :
“A few of the Committee Members had considered it desirable that the Club should show its respect and esteem for George Y. Robertson, who had left Craigentarrie for Edinburgh, in some suitable manner. It was agreed by the Committee to present him with a Purse & Sovereigns at the Festival Night.”
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Friday 24th January 1896
Chairman
Croupier
Bard and Chaplain
Toast : The Queen & the Royal Family
Toast : The Navy and The Army
followed by “Rule Britannia”
The Company
Toast : The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns
Toast : Trade
Reply
Presentation to George Y. Robertson – late of Craigentarrie
Toast : Kindred Clubs
Toast : The Lasses
Reply
Toast : Balerno Burns Club
Toast : The Landlord
Reply
Songs & Recitations
“Rantin, Rovin Robin [There was a Lad]”
“The remainder of the evening’s entertainment was then carried through with commendable zeal and, after the customary
vote of thanks to the Chairman (to whose good tact & surveillance much of the success of the evening was due),
the Company separated after the hearty strains of
“Auld Lang Syne”
Office Bearers
President – William Waterston
Secretary – John Fairbairn    Treasurer – James Craik
Committee
The Office Bearers along with
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Monday 25th January 1897
Chairman
Croupier
Bard
Chaplain
Toast : The Queen & the Royal Family
Toast : The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns
“The Toast was responded to with much enthusiasm. The remainder of the evening’s entertainment was then
carried through with commendable spirit and closed with
“Auld Lang Syne”
Office Bearers
President – George Y. Robertson
Secretary – John Fairbairn   Treasurer – Alex Logan
Committee
The Office Bearers along with others
not recorded
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Tuesday 25th January 1898
Chairman
Croupier
Bard
Chaplain
Toast : The Queen & the Royal Family
Toast : The Navy and The Army
followed by “Rule Britannia”
The Company
Toast : The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns
Toast : Trade
Reply
Toast : Kindred Clubs
Toast : The Lasses
Reply
Toast : Balerno Burns Club
Toast : The Landlord
Reply
Songs & Recitations
“Rantin, Rovin Robin [There was a Lad]”
“Of a’ the Airts the Wind can Blow”
“Green Grow the Rashes O”
“Auld Lang Syne”
The Company
Office Bearers
President – David B. Fairbairn
Secretary – John Fairbairn   Treasurer – Alex Logan
Committee
The Office Bearers along with
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Wednesday 25th January 1899
Chairman
Croupier
Bard
Chaplain
Toast : The Queen & the Royal Family
Toast : The Navy and The Army
followed by “Rule Britannia”
The Company
Toast : The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns
Toast : Kindred Clubs
Toast : The Lasses
Toast : Balerno Burns Club
Toast : The Landlord and the Landlady
Reply
Songs & Recitations
“Rantin, Rovin Robin [There was a Lad]”
“Epistle to a Young Friend”
“Sweet Afton”
“The Lea Rig”
“Of a’ the Airts the Wind can Blaw”
“The Laird o’ Cockpen”
Other Recitatation
“Auld Lang Syne”
The Company
Office Bearers
President – David B. Fairbairn
Secretary – John Fairbairn    Treasurer – Alex Logan
Committee
The Office Bearers along with
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Thursday 25th January 1900
Chairman
Croupier
Bard
Chaplain
Toast : “The Queen”
Toast : The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns
“An interesting and Varied Programme was gone through with commendable zeal
and was concluded by the never forgotten
“Auld Lang Syne”
Office Bearers
President – David B. Fairbairn
Secretary – John Fairbairn   Treasurer – Alex Logan
Committee
The Office Bearers along with
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