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Stapleford Sacred Harp Singing

Stapleford, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Saturday, November 12, 2005

The annual Stapleford Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Ian West leading 54t (CB). Helen Brown offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Margaret Gillanders 171; Dave Richardson 48t; Bernard Collard 362; Rachel Jordan 36b; Chris Brown 38b; Steve Fletcher 29t; Matt Wojcik 29b; Judy Whiting 159; Nick Hall 496; Sheila Girling Macadam 497; Rosie Wojcik 129; David Moore 236; Cath Tyler 497 (CB); Rosalind Oldham 488t (CB); Phil Tyler 68t (CB); Jill Thompson 551; Ian West 312b.

RECESS

Dave Richardson called the class back to order leading 56t. Leaders: Margaret Gillanders 573 (CB); Bernard Collard 63 (CB); Rachel Jordan 501; Chris Brown 31b; Steve Fletcher 272; Helen Brown 68b; Matt Wojcik 450 (CB); Judy Whiting 34t; Nick Hall 143; Sheila Girling Macadam 474; Carmel Wood 503; David Moore 449 (CB); Rosie Wojcik 567 (CB); Cath Tyler 542; Rosalind Oldham 199 (CB); Phil Tyler 98 (CB); Jill Thompson 504; Ian West 500. Cath Tyler gave thanks for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The class resumed singing with Margaret Gillanders leading 228. Leaders: Bernard Collard 454; Rachel Jordan 269; Ruth Steggles 38t (CB); Chris Brown 511t (CB); Steve Fletcher 140 (CB); Matt Wojcik 350 (CB); Helen Brown 559 (CB); Judy Whiting 178; Nick Hall 45t; Sheila Girling Macadam 515.

Bernard Collard conducted the memorial lesson, and Sheila Girling Macadam led 122 for the following deceased: Barbara Foster, John Hocutt, Wilma Elliott, Peter Whitehall, Mick Brooks, Sid Long, Kelly Beard, Lesley Freeman, Liese Brown, Alec Brown, Mary Kellaway, Stan Whiting, Jim Kenyon, Dorothy Elkins, Laurette Elizabeth Wojcik, Lisa, Eddie Thompson, Dave Hollingsworth, John Birmingham, Joe Scurfield, Keith Morris, Sharon Smith Stephenson, Gladwys Carlin, Joan Piggott, and Christopher Walker.

Ruth Steggles led 107 for the following sick and housebound: Ivy Moore, Mike and Hazel Walker, Mick Whiting, Vivienne Davinson, Briana Bean Hirsch, Val Wallace, Dwight Diller, James Oss, Suzi Hughes, Tom Hodgkinson, Ann Parker, Hilary Tomlin, and Joan Stocks. The memorial was concluded.

RECESS

Ian West reconvened the class with 479. Leaders: Carmel Wood 268; David Moore 299; Rosie Wojcik 32b; Cath Tyler 318; Dave Richardson 138t (CB); Jill Thompson 441; Phil Tyler 428; Margaret Gillanders 336t (CB); Bernard Collard 70t; Rachel Jordan 82t; Ruth Steggles 478 (CB); Chris Brown 40; Steve Fletcher 148; Matt Wojcik 424; Helen Brown 282.

Announcements were made. Ian West and Ruth Steggles led 198 as the closing song. Ruth Steggles offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Ian West; Secretary—Margaret Gillanders.