Memorabilia

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Over the years the Club has collected many items of Burns memorabilia, some of which have been gifted,  and others purchased for the enjoyment of our members. Our most prized possession is a collection of photographs of our founder members mounted in a frame, which is displayed with some of our other items at our annual Suppers.

 

The most recent acquisition, generously donated by Club Member Iain McSporran, is the limited edition illustrated version of “Tam O Shanter” as shown below. This beautiful book (copy 462) is available for inspection at Meetings periodically, but anyone with a specific interest in viewing it, or indeed any other Club possession, is invited to contact the Club Secretary to make arrangements.

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Inventory of Property owned by the Balerno Burns Club

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Framed selection of photographs of the Founder Members Jas. Wales, Geo. Henderson, Jas. Craik, Jas. Pearson, Alex. Henderson, Wm. Garlick and Jas. Fairbairn, with script: “1881 – 1911 Founders of the Balerno Burns Club [ Instituted 25th January 1881 ]”AH has it.

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Minute Book and record of Club events from its inauguration in 1881 to 13th November 1908 AH has it.

 

 

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Minute Book and record of Club events from December 1908 to 11th January 1927 AH has it.

 

 

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Minute Book and record of Club events from January 1927 to 10th January 1958 AH has it.

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Framed membership scroll affiliating the Balerno Burns Club to the Burns Federation, registering the Club as No.340 on the roll of Federated Societies, dated 15th July 1925.  AH has it.

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Framed photograph, “Unveiling of the Highland Mary statue in Dunoon” dated 1st August 1896, with script: “Presented to the Balerno Burns Club by Mr Geo. Y Robertson January 25th 1912.” AH has it.

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Framed print of engraving “Burns in Edinburgh – 1787 reading his poem the “Winter Night” before a literary gathering at the Duchess of Gordon’s.” AH has it.

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Framed painting of Robert Burns with, hand written on the back of the frame: “Robert Burns by John R Anderson ‟ (with apologies to Naysmith). Presented to the Balerno Burns Club by Mr Angus Swan.” AH has it.

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Framed photograph of the membership of the Balerno Burns Club taken at the Centenary Supper, with hand written on the back: “Presented to the Balerno Burns Club by Mr David Simpson, photographer, & Mr John Mathers Ass. Treas./Secy.” AH has it.

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Framed oil painting of the crest of the Balerno Burns Club with brass plate inscribed: “Presented to the Balerno Burns Club by Alex Hood on 25th January 1990 in memory of his father, James A Hood.” AH has it.

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Framed print with extracts from the works of Robert Burns, with script: “The Bard’s Oration – Presented to “Let it Blaw‟ in honour of William R Shanks B.E.M., by James Johnstone M.B.E. (President 1993-1994) 28th January 1995.” AH has it.

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Large framed Bicentenary Poster of Robert Burns. AH has it.

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Illustrated ‘limited edition’ book telling the story of “Tam o Shanter.” Copy number 462 Published by Birlinn Limited with illustrations by Alexander Goudie. Presented to “Let it Blaw” by Iain McSporran. AH has it.

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President’s Medal of Office; blue ribbon with ten slide bars giving names of Club Presidents since 1989, with a Club Badge mounted on a President’s Medallion hanging from the ribbon, and a further medallion featuring a bust of Robert Burns suspended below. I.McS has it.

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Statuette of Robert Burns bearing the plate with words:

“1881 – Balerno Burns Club – 1981
Let it Blaw
AH has it

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Unpainted Statuette of Robert Burns, donated by Gordon Grant’s daughter. Missing

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Wooden Gavel and Block, donated by James Johnstone MBE. AH has it

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Wooden Lectern, donated by Jimmie Dunbar AH has it

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Miniature Tartan Waistcoat, donated by Jimmie Dunbar AH has it

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Ten Hodden Grey Sashes with dark brown leather woggles AH has them. One woggle missing. 

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The Official Bicentenary Edition of the Complete Works of Robert Burns, donated by Gordon Grant. AH has this.

The correct description of this book should beSubscriber’s Edition 226/2000 of of the Complete Works of Robert Burns; the Official Bicentenary Edition authorised by the Burns Federation, Edited by James A. Mackay

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Flag : A Saltire donated by Ron Hardy. AH has it.

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Tam O’Shanter Book, illustrated by Alexander Goudie No. 462 of limited edition of 700, donated by Iain McSporran. AH has it

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Master Copy of 100th Supper Video Recording. 

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(The varying stock of Club Ties, Badges, Medals, Burns Books etc is recorded in the annual Club Balance Sheet.) AH has them.

 

 

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