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West Yorkshire Sacred Harp Day

West Lane Methodist Church, Haworth, United Kingdom

Saturday, November 20, 2004

The second West Yorkshire Sacred Harp Day singing began at 10:00 a.m. with a singing class taught by Cath Tyler in which she led 33b and 107.

RECESS

The class was called to order at 11:15 a.m. by Chris Brown leading 159. John Hopkinson offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Judy Whiting 503; Mick Verrier 49t; Ruth Steggles 171; Edwin Macadam 287; Margaret Gillanders 228; Hannah Cooper 49b; Paul Gailiunas 163b (for Jill Thompson); Helen Brown 39t; Isabelle Walker 84; Anna Stadward 299; Ros Oldham 473; Phil Tyler 300; David Stow 350; Sheila Girling Macadam 65; Cath Tyler 70b.

The memorial lesson was led by Sheila Girling Macadam, who read the names of the deceased, and led 146 in their memory: Gladys Reynolds, John Peel, Ron Walmsley, Eddie Thomson, Irene Land, Mark Tindall, Trevor Withall, Elizabeth Mary Phillips, David Spencer, Margaret Jackman, E. Wahlman, Venice Manley, Fred Greenwood, Marian Irvine, and Allen Fannin.

Phil Tyler spoke for the sick and housebound, read the list of names, and led 101t in their honor: Hazel Walker, Mary Kellaway, Stan Whiting, Mick Whiting, John Birmingham, James Oss, Rick Kelley, Constance Fishwick, Gladwys Carlin, Nora Hirschel, David Aizelwood, Jonathaon Hayward, and John Powell. The memorial was closed. Judy Whiting led 68b.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Chris Brown leading 128 and 127. Leaders: Ruth Steggles 476, 447; Mick Verrier 201, 383; Benny Ross 143; Edwin Macadam 186, 497; Margaret Gillanders 313b, 142; Hannah Cooper 40, 312b; Paul Gailiunas 196, 178; Judy Whiting 448b, 318.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Cath Tyler leading 34b and 532. Leaders: Helen Brown 47t, 556; Chris Brown “Forster 40” (Wyeth’s Repository of Sacred Music Part the Second), 277; Anna Stadward 107, 86; David Stow 354b, 452; Isabelle Walker 504, 272; Phil Tyler 37b, 454; Sheila Girling Macadam 198, 474.

A business meeting held in which it was decided to reconvene on the third Saturday of November, 2005.

Cath Tyler led 347 as the closing song. Helen Brown offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Secretary—Chris Brown.