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South Wales Singing

Llanfair Kilgeddin Church Hall, Usk, United Kingdom

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Chris Brown welcomed the class and led 59. John Hopkinson offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Michael Walker 313t; Helen Brown 492; Margaret Gillanders 171; Judy Whiting 354t; Ruth Steggles 28t; Ian West 106; Richard Percival 33b; Maria Wallace 274t; Sarah West 498; Mryka Hall-Beyer 551; Ted Brown 569b; Michael Walker 30b; Chris Brown 510; Judy Whiting 150; Helen Brown 66; Ruth Steggles 135; Margaret Gillanders 203; Ian West 32t; Richard Percival 565; Mryka Hall-Beyer 327; Maria Wallace 448t.

RECESS

Sarah West called the class to order leading 370. Leaders: Michael Walker 134; Chris Brown 466; Ted Brown 72b; Dilwyn Scott and Michael Walker 40; Helen Brown 99; Ruth Steggles 496; Judy Whiting 212; Margaret Gillanders 228; Ian West 384; Richard Percival 473; Mryka Hall-Beyer 479; Maria Wallace 142; Ted Brown 77t; Sarah West 430; Michael Walker 401; Helen Brown 560; Chris Brown 127; Ruth Steggles 454; Judy Whiting 527; Ian West 501; Margaret Gillanders 350; Richard Percival 269; Mryka Hall-Beyer 133; Maria Wallace 455; Sarah West 76b. Ruth Steggles gave thanks for the mid day meal.

LUNCH

Ted Brown called the class back together leading 111b. Leaders: Ruth Steggles 30t; Chris Brown 31t; Helen Brown 432; Margaret Gillanders 371; Ian West 480; Judy Whiting 512; Mryka Hall-Beyer 56b; Richard Percival 344; Maria Wallace 183.

Michael Walker conducted the memorial lesson and led 373 in memory of Johnny Collins, Margaret Clay, David Little, Marie Holloway, Audrey Nathan, Jean Cousins, Stan Shaw, Edgar Avery, Leslie Ackhurst, Dr. Bill Reynolds—Tennessee, James Oss—Indiana, John Etheridge—Florida and Denson Hinton—Alabama.

Chris Brown spoke for the sick and housebound. He led 47t for John Plunkett, Dorothy Williams, Heather Flockton, Judith Snelling, David Dakin, Barbara Scott, Maureen Gamlin, Susan Knight, David George, and David Carlton.

Leaders: Sarah West 385b; Ted Brown 49b; Ruth Steggles 128; Ian West 50b; Helen Brown 534; Mryka Hall-Beyer 277; Judy Whiting and Caroline Ungoed-Thomas 178.

RECESS

Richard Percival called the class to order leading 36b. Leaders: Michael Walker 442; Maria Wallace 107; Sarah West 405; Ted Brown 97.

After a short business meeting, Michael Walker led 62 as the closing song. John Hopkinson offered a closing prayer.

Chairman—Chris Brown; Secretary—Margaret Gillanders