A piper calls at Meadow House for Burns Night


Residents and staff at Meadow House – Norfolk’s only ‘outstanding’ rated nursing home – celebrated Burns night in style this year, with a visit from local traditional piper, Dave Harper.  Dave very kindly came to the home to play the bagpipes for the residents and wore a full piper’s uniform, including heavyweight kilt.  Music was played, Mr Burns’ famous poetry was recited and everyone joined in to sing Auld Lang Syne.


The afternoon was also complemented by a delicious spread of traditional Haggis, neeps and tatties, Scotch eggs and more, which was laid on by the staff at the home.


Confirms Maria Seitan, the manager of Meadow House, which is located on Norwich Road in Swaffham: “As you can see, everyone had an amazing time and really enjoyed listening to the bagpipes.  They really are quite something when listening to them up close and personal! It was also great to see the traditional uniform that Dave was wearing too. This was particularly special for Ron Clarke, a resident at the nursing home, who was originally born in Edinburgh.  He joined the Air Force when he was 17 years old, met his wife and later moved to Norfolk.  Ron was in tears of joy celebrating Burns Night and hearing the pipes – it was such a special afternoon. We would like to extend our thanks to the wonderful activities team here at Meadow House for organising such a lovely celebration.”


Meadow House provides dedicated nursing care for people with a physical disability, specialising in care for people with multiple sclerosis.  


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