This was held on February 7th in the Village Hall.
At first we thought we might be well down on numbers because one particular clan of something like a dozen people (Scots of course!) had to withdraw after their patriarch died suddenly. A sad moment for us because they all came in full highland gear!
But then, slowly but surely, the numbers crept up past 60 – a good number if you want to keep space for dancing too – and the village cooks did us proud with the traditional fare. We had a piper again, and David addressed the Haggis – in full flow – with a Rabbie Burns poem and he stabbed the haggis with his dirk as if he really meant it! Somewhat disconcerting for the quiet folk of Peldon. Then we were off!
Lots of food and drink, whisky tots for £1 (think how much you pay elsewhere!) and two hours of ‘fling’ for most of us until nearly 11 pm with the calling by the Caledonian Society of Colchester.
What a great night. You must come in 2016 if you haven’t made it yet!
Bill Tamblyn 26 Feb 2015