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The First Burns Anniversary Supper Almonte 1830 notations Of Bairns and Burns

The First Burns Anniversary Supper Almonte 1830 notations Of  Bairns and Burns

A unique notebook or album kept by the late James Wilson, who died
years ago, was one of the treasured possessions of his daughter, Miss Flora Wilson. It contained many interesting things, amongst them being a report of the proceedings of the first Burns Anniversary Supper held in Almonte in the year 1830, which anniversary has been faithfully kept by the succeeding Scots.

Therefore in January in 1928 the present day Scots will sit down to supper in memory of Robert Burns for ’the hundredth time since the settlement of Ramsay’. The record of that first supper was made by William Wilson, a native of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, who had come to Ramsay to settle.

Later on he sent for his sweetheart, Flora Lallie, to join him here and they were married on her arrival. Miss Lallie came from Kilmarnock also. William Wilson was the father of James Wilson and the record does not say where the first Burns Supper was held. It just says: “The first supper held in Ramsay on Burns the poet’s natal day was January 25th, 1830.

Mr. James McFarlane was appointed to the chair. After complimenting the meeting on the honour conferred on him, he gave as a toast to the Literature and Agriculture of Ramsay. After which he rose from the
chair, which was instantly filled by Mr. James Bryson, vice-president who gave the toasts.

Did you know we have a Lanark Highlands Tartan? This is from the Middleville & District Museum.. This tartan was designeed by Susi Reinink for the Township of Lanark Highlands as one of the town’s millennium projects. It was registered with the Scottish Tartans Society on the 20th November 1999.

The colours in the sett follow this symbolism:

The fields of agricultural land (brown),
dependent on the township’s many lakes and streams (dark blue),
are surrounded by maple forests (green).
Their foliage turns into bright autumn colours (red and yellow) by October.
Soon winter sets in and the lakes start to freeze over (light blue).
Finally snow (white) covers the township,
so that the granite (grey) of the Great Canadian Shield is only occasionally exposed.SETT
** If you intend to weave or otherwise use any of these patterns, please be aware that you may need the written permission of the designer or producer. This information can be found in the Scottish Register of Tartans.

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Ottawa Daily Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
06 Nov 1877, Tue  •  Page 4
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
02 Dec 1909, Thu  •  Page 7

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