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Holmfirth Sacred Harp Singing Day

Wooldale Community Centre,
Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Holmfirth Sacred Harp Singing was held on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in March. Chris Brown called the class to order leading 34b. John Hopkinson offered the opening prayer.

Hannah Land conducted a singing school for the new singers, during which she led 33b and 56b. Leaders: Chris Brown 276.

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

RECESS

Maria Wallace called the class back to order leading 107. Leaders: Margaret Gillanders 350; Judy Whiting 77b; Carmel Wood 270; Sharon Langridge 148; Nadine Wills 339; Jenny Reid 178; Hannah Land 452; Chris Brown 457; Margaret Gillanders 68b; Maria Wallace 384; Carmel Wood 112; Anna Baldini 146; Judy Whiting 150; Nadine Wills 86; Sharon Langridge 503; Jenny Reid 159; Judy Whiting 460; Chris Brown 31t; Hannah Land 81t; Carmel Wood 370; Anna Baldini 299. Margaret Gillanders offered the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Maria Wallace called the class back to order leading 209. Leaders: Margaret Gillanders 354t; Jenny Reid 63; Nadine Wills 141; Judy Whiting 546; Sharon Langridge 39t; Chris Brown 288; Hannah Land 198; Carmel Wood 383; Anna Baldini 217.

Judy Whiting conducted the memorial lesson. The deceased remembered were Bob Meek—Kentucky, USA; Linda Champ—Winchester; Valerie Munday—Southampton; George Seiler—New York, USA; Jan Cuttle—Sowerby; Kathleen Dunne—Manchester; Jerry Enright—Illinois, USA; and Bill Boyd—Oldham.

She also spoke for the following sick and housebound: Jeff Sheppard, Philip Ralls, John Seaton, Cath Tyler, Phil Tyler, Sarah West, Derek Harrop, Maureen Gamlin, Kathy Armstrong, and Kath Pendleton. She led 549. Carmel Wood offered prayer.

Leaders: Sharon Langridge 47t; Maria Wallace 335; Nadine Wills 282; Margaret Gillanders 500; Jenny Reid 441; Chris Brown and Colin Higgins 47b; Hannah Land 501; Carmel Wood 504; Judy Whiting 415; Anna Baldini 40; Maria Wallace 38b; Sharon Langridge 49b.

RECESS

Nadine Wills called the class back to order leading 45t. Leaders: Margaret Gillanders 142; Anna Baldini 106; Maria Wallace 268; Carmel Wood 269; Sharon Langridge 481; Jenny Reid 84; Judy Whiting 475; Hannah Land 228; Chris Brown 347. John Hopkinson offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Chris Brown; Vice Chairman—Cath Ingham; Secretary—Maria Wallace