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Burns Night celebrations across Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 00:19 29 January 2002 | UPDATED: 15:24 03 March 2010

NEEPS, tatties and plenty of haggis were the order of the day at Burns Night events across Suffolk.

At the Masonic Hall in Soane Street, Ipswich, 55 people attended the Anglo-Scottish Society's 38th Burns Night celebrations.

NEEPS, tatties and plenty of haggis were the order of the day at Burns Night events across Suffolk.

At the Masonic Hall in Soane Street, Ipswich, 55 people attended the Anglo-Scottish Society's 38th Burns Night celebrations.

Chairman John Adams was in attendance along with David Cauldwell, who piped in the haggis and Wyndham Neish gave a toast

The ceremonial addressing of the haggis was carried out by John Frew who recited the Burns poem, Great Chieftan o' the Puddin Race over the haggis.

A special Burns Lunch was also held at Sue Ryder Care in Chantry Park, Ipswich.

Robert Burns, who was born in Ayrshire on January 25 1759 and is remembered as Scotland's national poet, often being referred to as Scotland's answer to Shakespeare.

Burns is known for his poems in Scot's dialect, such as My Love is Like a Red Red Rose and To a Mouse and Burns Night has been celebrated for generations, with revellers celebrating to the sound of pipes and with drams of whisky.

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