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Holmfirth Sacred Harp Singing Day

Choppards Mission, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Chris Brown called the class to order leading 47t. Rev. Keith Griffin offered the opening prayer. Michael Walker gave a short introduction for the new singers.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Chris Brown; Vice Chairman—Cath Ingham; Secretary—Sally Greaves Lord.

Leaders: Hannah Land 49b; Sarah West 76b; Maria Wallace 107; Michael Walker 31t; Sharon Langridge 515; Sally Greaves Lord 481; Richard Percival 479; Sarah Pinney 171; Ted Brown 569b; Margaret Gillanders 225t; Cath Tyler 148.

RECESS

Ruth Steggles called the class back to order leading 99. Leaders: Judy Whiting 350; Phil Tyler 105; Chris Brown 28b; Maria Wallace 159; Hannah Land 480; Michael Walker 270; Sharon Langridge 276; Sally Greaves Lord 63; Sarah West 430; Richard Percival 210; Sarah Pinney 74b; Cath Tyler 202; Margaret Gillanders 278t; Ruth Steggles 66; Phil Tyler 436; Judy Whiting 33b; Ted Brown 77t; Chris Brown 128; Hannah Land 198; Sharon Langridge 35. Michael Walker offered grace for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Sarah West called the class back to order leading 282. Leaders: Michael Walker 134; Sarah Pinney 504; Cath Tyler 384; Richard Percival 549; Sally Greaves Lord 163b; Margaret Gillanders 318; Phil Tyler 290; Ruth Steggles 209; Judy Whiting 460.

John Hopkinson spoke for the following sick and housebound; Dorothy Williams, John Green, Helen Brown, Dr. Bill Reynolds, Louis Hughes, David Daylan, Sue Briggs, Kitty Armstrong, David George, Betty Hine, Bob Morgan, and Jack Crawford.

Sharon Langridge conducted the memorial lesson remembering the following deceased: Ann Cox, Florence Mellor, Bill Craven, Alistair Heron, Malcolm Douglas, Trevor Sanderson, Stan Shaw, Pete Allen, Lorna Knox, Jim Oss, Angela Lee, and Jean Cousins. She led 106.

Leaders: Chris Brown 213t; Ted Brown 303; Hannah Land 568; Sarah West 405; Michael Walker 82t; Richard Percival 344; Cath Tyler 556; Hannah Land 472; Margaret Gillanders 565; Phil Tyler 340; Sharon Langridge 45t; Ruth Steggles 274t; Judy Whiting 59; Chris Brown 410t; Sarah West 89; Ted Brown 73b; Hannah Land 448t; Michael Walker 56b; Cath Tyler 40.

RECESS

Richard Percival called the class back to order leading 300. Leaders: Margaret Gillanders 503; Phil Tyler 495; Sharon Langridge 457; Ruth Steggles 47b; Judy Whiting 186; Chris Brown 347. John Hopkinson offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Chris Brown; Vice Chairman—Cath Ingham; Secretary—Sally Greaves Lord