If you failed to get to the Village Hall last night you missed a great occasion.
It was the Last Friday of the month but, courtesy of the Hendersons, a special meal was laid on. Of course Burns Night is officially January 25th but Denton is noted for its flexibility in such things.
The traditions of a Burns Supper were followed with a procession of suitably dressed gentlemen led by a piper. This was followed by a brilliant rendering of Burns' own "Address to a Haggis" ("Great chieftain o' the puddin-race!") by Murray Gray, ending with a dramatic evisceration of the first haggis, and the Selkirk Grace spoken by Chris Whipps.
Plates of haggis with mashed "tatties and neeps" were then served and much enjoyed by all. The only thing missing was the public toast to the "immortal memory" but it seemed that there was much private toasting going on.
Well-deserved thanks were recorded to Sarah and her team of helpers.