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Stapleford Sacred Harp Singing

Stapleford, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Saturday, November 13, 2004

The annual Sacred Harp Singing in Stapleford was called to order at 10.30 a.m. by Helen Brown leading 171. Ruth Steggles offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Ruth Steggles 47t; Dave Richardson 48t; Alice Metherall 47b; Rosalind Oldham 511t (CB); Jim Pfau 516 (CB); Judy Whiting 563 (CB); Hannah Cooper 68b; Ian West 32t; Carmel Wood 33b; Margaret Gillanders 573 (CB); Chris Brown 503 (CB); Sheila Girling Macadam 49b; Cath Tyler 390; Edwin Macadam 547; Phil Tyler 74b.

RECESS

Dave Richardson called the class to order leading 129. Leaders: Helen Brown 142; Alice Metherall 542 (CB); Jim Pfau 183 (CB); Rosalind Oldham 66; Judy Whiting 505 (CB); Hannah Cooper 454; Ian West 98 (CB); Carmel Wood 163b; Margaret Gillanders 544 (CB).

A memorial lesson was held. Helen Brown led 318 for the following deceased: Ken Robinson, David Spencer, Trevor, Gladys Reynolds, John Peel, June Colclough, Henry Ford, Margaret Page, Annie Brown, and Angie Payne; Allen Fannin—New York.

Jim Pfau led 155 (CB) for the following sick and housebound: Benjamin Kirkland, Mary Kellaway, Stan Whiting, Mick Whiting, Ivy Moore, Rick Kelley, James Oss, Eddie Thompson, Doon O‚ÄôRiordan, Hazel Walker, and Zena; John Hocutt—Alabama.

Leaders: Phil Tyler 274t; Sheila Girling Macadam 488b (CB); Cath Tyler 522 (CB). Helen Brown offered thanks for the meal.

LUNCH

Ruth Steggles brought the afternoon session together leading 114. Leaders: Alice Metherall 189; Rosalind Oldham 575 (CB); Jim Pfau 480; Hannah Cooper 574 (CB); Chris Brown 159; Jill Thompson 504; Edwin Macadam 528; Judy Whiting 38t (CB); Carmel Wood 107; Margaret Gillanders 559 (CB); Ian West 411 (CB); Sheila Girling Macadam 365; Cath Tyler 477; Phil Tyler 442; Hannah Cooper 276; Ruth Steggles 106 (CB); Helen Brown 542; Alice Metherall 146; Chris Brown 38b.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Edwin Macadam leading 198. Leaders: Judy Whiting 373; Jim Pfau 186; Jill Thompson 99; Ian West 29t; Alice Metherall 209; Margaret Gillanders 478 (CB); Carmel Wood 86; Phil Tyler 340; Sheila Girling Macadam 148; Cath Tyler 373 (CB); Chris Brown 319; Hannah Cooper 133; Ruth Steggles 54t (CB); Dave Richardson 153.

Announcements were made. Helen Brown led 347 as the closing song. Simon White offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Helen Brown; Arranging Committee—Dave Richardson; Secretary—Margaret Gillanders.