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South Yorkshire Singing

Wood Lane Countryside Centre,
Stannington, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Saturday, February 22, 2014

The annual Sacred Harp singing was called to order by Sarah West leading 59. Joe Vickers offered the opening prayer, and led 35.

Leaders: Vicki Elliott 56b; Ian West 30t; Ruth Steggles 39t; Mark Wardlaw 148; Hannah Land 166; Arthur Swindells 157; Sarah Hill 435; Benny Ross 31b; Rachel Hall 31t; Ed Paton-Williams 481; Eimear O’Donovan 171; Lin James 33b; Michael Walker 131b; Helen Brown 492; Erin Johnson-Hill 462; Ted Brown 176b; Calum Woods 34t; Margaret Gillanders 203.


Ruth Steggles called the class to order leading 155. Leaders: Ian West 217; Benny Ross 352; Vicki Elliott 107; Guy Hayes 144; Mark Wardlaw 296; Sarah West 568; Hannah Land 110; Arthur Swindells 270; Sarah Hill 121; Ted Brown 113; Eimear O’Donovan 187; Joe Vickers 75; Helen Brown 556; Ed Paton-Williams 496; Lin James 47t; Michael Walker 460; Rachel Hall 272; Calum Woods 338; Erin Johnson-Hill 528; Margaret Gillanders 546. Hannah Land offered the blessing for the midday meal.


The afternoon session was called to order by Ian West leading 105. Leaders: Ted Brown 97; Vicki Elliott 73t; Guy Hayes 134; Ruth Steggles 228; Benny Ross 456; Sarah West 399b; Mark Wardlaw 440; Eimear O’Donovan 505; Michael Walker 477; Rachel Hall 415; Arthur Swindells 180; Sarah Hill 426b; Joe Vickers 183.

Ted Brown conducted the memorial lesson, and read the names of the following recently deceased: Jeff Sheppard, Shelbie Sheppard, Elizabeth Novak, Evelyn Steinruck, Diane Mennella, Barbara Hall, Charlotte Heeds, Linda Wilkinson, Bill Gillanders, Dorothy Turner, C.T. Williams, and Eileen Crothers.

He also spoke for the following sick and housebound: Norman Moss, Dave Elliott, Dorothy Williams, Margaret Steel, Roger Tyler, and Barbara Wood. Ted Brown led 225t, and closed the memorial lesson with a prayer.

Leaders: Hannah Land 531; Ed Paton-Williams 425; Helen Brown 69b; Erin Johnson-Hill 293; Margaret Gillanders 500; Calum Woods 429; Lin James 66.


Mark Wardlaw called the class to order leading 277. Leaders: Ruth Steggles 475; Guy Hayes 448t; Jenny Reid 457; Benny Ross 318; Vicki Elliott 82b; Eimear O’Donovan 227; Michael Walker 422; Sarah West 432; Ted Brown 373; Ian West 101b; Sarah Hill 274b; Arthur Swindells 77t; Hannah Land 351; Ed Paton-Williams 300; Lin James 566; Rachel Hall 82t; Erin Johnson-Hill 285t; Calum Woods 213t; Margaret Gillanders 391; Joe Vickers 454; Helen Brown 389.

Sarah West led 69t as the closing song. Michael Walker offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Sarah West; Secretary—Vicki Elliott