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Sacred Harp Heritage Tour Singing

Carlton Road United Reformed Church,
Littleover, Derby, United Kingdom

Saturday, June 9, 2007

This special singing was called to order by Helen Brown and Dave Richardson leading 52t. Ruth Steggles offered the opening prayer. Helen Brown welcomed everyone, extending a very special welcome to friends from the United States, visiting the United Kingdom for the Sacred Harp Heritage Tour.

Ted Brown and Ian West led 171. The class was then handed over to Hugh McGraw, who conducted a short singing school, which included the singing of the scale and the song on page 25.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Helen Brown; Vice Chairperson—Ian West; Arranging Committee—Dave Richardson; Secretary—Margaret Gillanders.

Leaders: Ruth Steggles 99; Harry Eskew 40; Carmel Wood 282; David Ivey 472; Sheila Macadam 142; Charlene Wallace 299; Nick Hall 497; Pat Temple 34b; Judy Whiting 503; Ted Mercer 383; Hannah Land 313b; Dave Townsend 434; Denise Morris 38b; Edwin Macadam 538; Margaret Gillanders 150; Chris Brown 441; Kathy Williams 455; Steve Fletcher 448t; Richard DeLong 216. The blessing for the noon meal was offered by Bernard Collard.

LUNCH

The class was reconvened by Bernard Collard leading 300. Leaders: Bob Meek 268; Emily Verrier 146 (for Connie); Sarah Pinney 481 (for her nephew); Adrian Bolge 72b; Karen Ivey 112; Claire Singleton 106; Mandy Townsend 318; Jane Hancock 87; David Moore 189; Rachel Jordan 474; Robert Walker 480; Bob Lilley 515; Cath Tyler and Joanne Fuller 340; Mary Wright 148; David Stow 312b; Mick Verrier 272 (for Sally); Eddie Mash 198; Jill Thompson 504; David Rust 66; Midge Harder 528.

RECESS

Paul Setford brought the class back to order leading 105 (for his mother). Leaders: Benny Ross 107; Hugh McGraw 413; Harry Eskew 159; Pat Temple 373; Ted Mercer 542; Denise Morris and Charlene Wallace 77b; Kathy Williams 208; Bob Meek and Aubrey Hemminger 49b; Karen Ivey and David Ivey 182; Robert Walker 477; Mary Wright 290; David Rust 86; Eddie Mash 365; Midge Harder 163b; Richard DeLong and Tony Charles 61 (in memory of Richard’s grandmother).

Cath Tyler gave a report on behalf of the Resolutions Committee. Announcements were made.

Helen Brown, Ted Brown, Dave Richardson, Ian West, and Margaret Gillanders led 347, and those who wished took the parting hand. Gillian White offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairperson—Helen Brown; Vice Chairperson—Ian West; Secretary—Margaret Gillanders