Sutton-at-Hone nursing home celebrates Burns Night in style

Linda Parker, senior activities co-ordinator, Sue Duffield, chef manager and piper Richard Jones.

Leonard Mathews, 94, cutting the haggis with his son Anthony Mathews, Robbie Burns and piper Richard Jones.

Leonard Mathews, 94, with manager Sandy Dodds.

Pamela Peskett and Leonard Mathews.

Lilian Huntington, Brenda Fry and Doris Mills singing Auld Lang Syne

Beatrice Spackman and Mary Saunders with their haggis meals

First published in Dartford & Swanley news by

SUTTON-AT-HONE may be 350 miles from the Scottish border but this did not stop residents at a care home celebrating Burns Night on Friday (JAN 25).

Family and friends of pensioners living at Broad Oak Manor nursing home, in Broadoak Close, were invited to enjoy a selection of Scottish delicacies as well as music performed by a traditional Scottish piper.

As well as the likes of haggis, the nursing home’s chef Susan Duffield cooked up a clootie dumpling – which is a made of four, breadcrumbs and dried fruit, before being wrapped in a floured cloth to cook – and an oat cake.

Activities co-ordinator Linda Parker said: “The residents really enjoyed the food and the entertainment.

“The piper was great and as soon as he rung on the doorbell, he started to play straight away.”

Burns Night celebrates the life of Scottish poet Robert Burns, who was born on January 25, 1759.

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