Burns Supper, Bergen (1)
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- Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
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- 20th Century
This is a photograph from the Burns Club Supper in Bergen, Norway. This part of the proceedings is the "Address to the Haggis". The speaker gives their rendition of "To a Haggis", and with their knife poised on cue ("His knife see Rustic-labour dight"), cuts the casing along its length.
Secretary of the Bergen Burns Club was Mrs Nellie Kristiansen. Nellie was the wife of Arnlijor Kristiansen, a merchant seaman who joined the Norwegian Army at Dumfries in 1940. Arnlijor married Nellie in June 1941, at a ceremony held in Norway House at Burns Statue. When the war was over the couple settled in Bergen.