Orpington & District Caledonian Society

England

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Orpington & District Caledonian Society

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Our Society was formed in May 1937 to bring together Scots living in Orpington to keep alive the traditions of their homeland. There were over 125 members and activities included tennis, drama, outings, rambles and quiz and film nights. “Reels Classes” enabled members to take a full part in celebrating St Andrew’s, Burns’ Night, Hogmanay, dance socials and ceilidhs (all still held today). Between the 1950s and 1980s members were successful in country and highland dance competitions, including those for children. Quiz and film nights and outings continued into the 1990s but Scottish Country Dancing is the main activity of the Society today.

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