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South Yorkshire All-Day Singing

Wood Lane Countryside Centre,
Stannington, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Saturday, February 23, 2013

The 10th annual South Yorkshire Sacred Harp singing day was held at the Wood Lane Countryside Centre, Stannington. The class was called to order by Sarah West leading 27. Michael Walker offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Sarah West; Secretary—Nadine Wills.

Leaders: Dave Richardson 30t; Helen Brown 313t; Michael Walker 225t; Margaret Gillanders 203; Rob Wedgbury 56b; Judy Whiting 187; Phil Tyler 369; Nadine Wills 448b; Ted Brown 81t; Sally Greaves-Lord 315; Chris Brown 50t; Juniper Hill 455; Joe Vickers 464; Cath Tyler 144; Josh Darby 335; Ella Cumber 42; Aldo Ceresa 272; Fynn Titford-Mock 212; Helen Brown 542; Sharon Langridge 270; Hannah Land 163t; Ruth Steggles 32b.


Ian West led 39t to bring the class back together. Leaders: Jenny Reid 504; Benny Ross 378b; Sarah West 138t; Michael Walker 172; Cath Saunt 556; Dave Richardson 345b; Sharon Langridge 86; Rob Wedgbury 383; Margaret Gillanders 500; Aldo Ceresa 426b.

Joe Vickers conducted the memorial and sick and housebound lessons. He led 556 in honor of John Ruston, Kathleen Hollands, Tony Hollands, Bea Gilmore, Alan Jackson, Curtis Owen, Henry Guthery, Michael McGuigan, Eliza, Audrey Willis, Fayaz Hussain, Ellie Novak, Betty Hine, Andrea Fletcher and Kath Beaton; and in memory of Mary Lawson, Brenda Grimshaw, Harold Newell, Malcolm Robertson, Myrtle Ann Beasley, Violet Thomason, Trevor Frankling, David Daykin, Ray Cox, Vernon Cookson, Jean Dean, Richard Brayfield, Susan Knight, David George, and Kay Evans. Ted Brown offered a prayer to close the memorial lesson.

Leaders: Judy Whiting 72b; Phil Tyler 428; Nadine Wills 141; Ted Brown 97; Sally Greaves-Lord 313b; Chris Brown 319; Juniper Hill 276; Fynn Titford-Mock 53. Ruth Steggles said grace before the midday meal.


Cath Tyler began the afternoon session by leading 155. Leaders: Benny Ross 497; Joe Vickers 112; Ella Cumber 290; Josh Darby 178; Jenny Reid 457; Ian West 282; Sarah West 182; Cath Saunt 209; Rob Wedgbury 460; Sharon Langridge 496; Michael Walker 436; Judy Whiting 441; Margaret Gillanders 564; Dave Richardson 473; Aldo Ceresa 411; Helen Brown 532; Nadine Wills 146; Ted Brown 373; Claire Hogan 312b; Phil Tyler 41; Sally Greaves-Lord 230; Chris Brown 183; Juniper Hill 236.


Ian West called the class to order by leading 201. Leaders: Hannah Land 392; Byron Tyler and Phil Tyler 99; Ruth Steggles 39b; Claire Hogan 82t; Benny Ross 192; Fynn Titford-Mock 188; Ella Cumber 52b; Joe Vickers 171; Cath Saunt and the Norwich contingent 362; Josh Darby 65; Jenny Reid 350; Hannah Land 37b; Ruth Steggles 36b; Aldo Ceresa 68t; Juniper Hill 29b; Cath Tyler 505; Rob Wedgbury.

After announcements and thanks, Sarah West led 347 as the closing song. Helen Brown dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Sarah West; Secretary—Nadine Wills