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Sheffield Singing

Worrall Memorial Hall, Worrall, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Saturday, October 10, 2015

The annual Sheffield All-Day Sacred Harp singing was called to order by Vicki Elliott leading 48t. Joe Vickers offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Joe Vickers 34b; Eimear O’Donovan 36b; Chris Brown 39t; Cath Ingham 35; Hannah Land 34t; Joy Spreadborough 45t; Judy Whiting 171; Colin Monson 106; S. Fred Langridge 107; Sula O’Duffy 38b; Ed Johnson-Williams 225t; Helen Brown 103; Ruth Steggles 33b; Fynn Titford-Mock 144; Sheila Girling-Macadam 173; Jan Geerts 340; Erin Johnson-Williams 75; Phil Tyler 399b; Ted Brown 290; Eva Striebeck 384; Edwin Macadam 351; Sarah West 215.

RECESS

Eimear O’Donovan called the class to order leading 314. Leaders: Joy Spreadborough 73b; Judy Whiting 492; Phil Tyler 68t; Michael Walker 187; Rae Egglestone Evans 77t; Erin Johnson-Williams 212; Jan Geerts 195; Sarah West 445; Ted Brown 566; Ruth Steggles 100; Eva Striebeck 485; Edwin Macadam 534.

Joe Vickers conducted the memorial lesson and read the names of the following deceased: Claire Snaith—Maltby; Mark Newell—Dalton, Cumbria; Kate Davis—Dublin; Ashlee Fluxx—Northamptonshire; Charley Gwilt; Richard Furbey—Oldham; Mike Smith—Malton; Geoffrey Nathan—Essex; Kit O’Suillivan—Kilgarvan, Kerry; Harold Pigott—Barking; George Reed—Bedford; Michael Spittal—Highgate, London; Eileen Crothers—Sheffield; Joan Mattock—Leicester; Raymond Hamrick and Joyce Harrison—Georgia, USA; Peter Linwood—Florida, USA.

He also spoke for the following sick and housebound: Cornelia van den Doel, Lin James, Delorese Lee, Curtis Owen, Edith Owen, Robin Fox, Myrl Jones, Amacia Cooper Smith, Zam Walker, Catherine Harkin, Cath Tyler, Barbara Smith, Sister Pippa, and Sam Cole. Joe Vickers led 229. Michael Walker closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Helen Brown 354t; Fynn Titford-Mock 125. Hannah Land offered the blessing for the midday meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Sarah West leading 65. Leaders: Chris Brown 151; Cath Ingham 148; Colin Monson 128; Sheila Girling-Macadam 43; Ed Johnson-Williams 564; Hannah Land 316; S. Fred Langridge 480; Vicki Elliott 522; Michael Walker 506; Rae Egglestone Evans 448t; Joe Vickers 371; Eva Striebeck 383; Eimear O’Donovan 222; Phil Tyler and Byron Tyler 99; Erin Johnson-Williams 477; Fynn Titford-Mock 109; Judy Whiting 105; Helen Brown 30b; Edwin Macadam 528; Joy Spreadborough 350; Ted Brown 30t; Jan Geerts 454.

RECESS

Eva Striebeck called the class to order leading 29t. Leaders: Hannah Land 180; Colin Monson 324; Ed Johnson-Williams 113; Cath Ingham 155; Sheila Girling-Macadam 294; S. Fred Langridge 481; Michael Walker 205; Ruth Steggles 72b; Chris Brown 81t; Jan Geerts 344; Phil Tyler 69b; Amanda Elliott 547; Ed Johnson-Williams and Erin Johnson-Williams 111b; Joy Spreadborough 452; Joe Vickers 499; Judy Whiting 208; Edwin Macadam 466.

Vicki Elliott led 146 as the closing song. Ted Brown offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Vicki Elliott; Secretary—Cath Ingham