Supper Toast Lists & Programmes 1901 to 1905

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January 1901

   Death of H.M. Queen Victoria

At a Committee Meeting held in the Malleny Arms on 23rd January 1901, the following was recorded : “On account of the much lamented death of Her Majesty the Queen, a hastily summoned meeting of the Committee was held here this evening when the Secretary intimated that he had issued postcards to the Members to the effect that the Dinner would, on above account, be postponed in the meantime.”
At a Meeting of the Club held a few days later, the following was recorded : “it was resolved not to hold the Dinner this year but, instead, it was agreed to subscribe to  the National Burns Anniversary Collection. This was met with a good response from Members and the sum of £ 5.7/6 ( £ 5.37p) was remitted.”
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Office Bearers
President – James Jarvie
Secretary – John Fairbairn   Treasurer – George Calder
Committee
Not Recorded
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Friday 24th January 1902
Chairman
Croupier
Bard
Chaplain
Toast : The King
Toast : The Imperial Forces
Toast : The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns
Toast : Commercial Interests
Reply
Toast : The Lasses
Reply
Toast : Kindred Clubs
Toast : Balerno Burns Club
Toast : The Landlord and the Landlady
Reply
Songs & Recitations
“The Balerno Song”
“The Lass of Ballochmyle”
“Rantin, Rovin Robin [There was a Lad]”
Other Songs
“Auld Lang Syne”
The Company
Office Bearers
 President – David B. Fairbairn
Secretary – John Fairbairn     Treasurer – George Calder
Committee
The Office Bearers along with
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Friday 23rd January 1903
Chairman
Croupier
Bards
Chaplain
Toast : The King
Toast : The Imperial Forces
“Rule Britannia”
The Company
Toast : The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns
Toast : Commercial Interests
Reply
Toast : The Lasses
Reply
Toast : Kindred Clubs
Toast : Balerno Burns Club
Toast : The Landlord and the Landlady
Reply
Songs & Recitations
“Rantin, Rovin Robin [There was a Lad]”
“A Lassie lives by Yonder Burn”
Lassie wi’ the Yellow Coatie”
“Auld Lang Syne”
The Company
Office Bearers
President – David B. Fairbairn
Secretary – John Fairbairn     Treasurer – George Calder
Committee
The Office Bearers along with
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Friday 22nd January 1904
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Chairman
Croupier
Bards
Chaplain
Toast : The King
Toast : The Imperial Forces
“Rule Britannia”
The Company
Toast : The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns
Toast : Agriculture
Reply
Toast : Commercial Interests
Reply
Toast : Kindred Clubs
Toast : The Lasses
Reply
Toast : Balerno Burns Club
Reply
Toast : The Landlord and the Landlady
Reply
Songs and Recitations
“The Balerno Song”
“Rantin, Rovin Robin [There was a Lad]”
“A Lassie lives by Yonder Burn”
“Lassie in the Yellow Coatie”
“The singing of  ‘Auld Lang Syne’
brought another year’s Celebration to an end.”
Office Bearers
President – David B. Fairbairn
Secretary – John Fairbairn     Treasurer – George Calder
Committee
The Office Bearers along with

   Death of Founder Member  

During the proceedings the Chairman made the following announcement : “The Club regret to have to record the loss it has sustained by the death of Mr James Craik. He was one of the first promoters of the Club and contributed in a marked degree to the enjoyment of the Company at the Annual Festivals held in the ‘Auld Hoose’ (Henderson’s Inn/Mr Brow’s Inn). His recitations from the Poet’s works delivered with keen appreciation of the sentiment with a purity of pronunciation unsurpassed by any other Club Member. His enthusiasm in the interests of the Club was much appreciated by the Members in token of which they presented him with his portrait in July 1892”

Death of Mrs Alex. Henderson

Wife of Founder Member and latterly Landlady of Henderson’s Inn  

At the Annual General Meeting of the Club  in the Malleny Arms on 23rd December 1904, the following was recorded : “The Club would no doubt feel that they must record in the Minutes the recent lamented death of  Mrs (Alex) Henderson, for many years in ‘The Inn’ (The Auld Hoose), Balerno. She died at Malleny on 6th June 1904 at an advanced age. From the Institution of the Club in 1881, she exerted herself most  heartily in promoting its best interests. Her efforts to cater for the enjoyment of the Club were, to her, always a labour of love.  Her good sense and womanly tact were marked features in her character. She enjoyed in a high degree the respect of the Community. Her memory is cherished by the elder Members of the Club and by all who frequented the “Auld Hoose. “She often talked of the times of Burke and Hare and other notable events of that period. Her anecdotes at times were of the raciest character”
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Friday 24th January 1905
Chairman
in the absence of Club President
Croupier
Bard
Chaplain
Toast : The King
Toast : The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns
Songs & Recitations
“The Balerno Song”
“Songs and Recitations were given by various Members
of the Company during the Evening and closed with Auld Lang Syne”
Office Bearers
President – George Y. Robertson
Secretary – John Fairbairn     Treasurer – George Calder
Committee not recorded
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