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Holmfirth Sacred Harp Singing

Wooldale Community Centre, Holmfirth,
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Cath Ingham called the class to order leading 77b, and welcomed everyone to Wooldale. John Hopkinson offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Cath Ingham 87; Vicki Elliott 28t, 30b; Mark Wardlaw 73b, 76b; Bob Butler 147t, 86; Ruth Steggles 33b, 89; Phil Tyler 374, 48b; Claire Welford 31t, 34b; Chris Brown 341, 340.


Hannah Land called the class back to order leading 312b and 209. Leaders: Lin James 34t, 72b; Richard Mayers 65, 81t; Cath Ingham 128, 159; Bob Butler 313b, 547; Lin James 30t; Claire Welford 384, 501; Vicki Elliott 472, 201; Ruth Steggles 203, 323t; Mark Wardlaw 161, 196; Chris Brown 528, 392. John Copperwheat gave thanks for the lunchtime meal.


Judy Whiting called the class back to order leading 47t and 350. Leaders: Phil Tyler 68t, 269; Hannah Land 268, 351; Maria Wallace 38b, 142; Richard Mayers 455, 45t.

Mark Wardlaw conducted the memorial lesson. Those remembered were Wendy Ross—London; Mary Newell—Dalton; Ian Whiting—Barrow Upon Humber; Eileen McDougall—France; Steve Robinson—Denby Dale; Ana Jimenez Villareal—Bradford; Jerry Wright—Texas, USA; Trevor Stuart—North Carolina, USA; Oliver Kindig-Stokes—Pennsylvania, USA.

He also spoke for the following sick and housebound: Curtis Owen, Edith Owen, Jeannette DePoy, Shelby Sampson, Melanie Hauff, Ian West, Dot Green, Cath Tyler, Sheena McMain, and Stephen Garbett. He led 565, and Richard Mayers offered a prayer.

Leaders: Lin James 549, 369; Vicki Elliott 404, 426b; Claire Welford 276, 440; Ruth Steggles 371, 198.


Phil Tyler called the class back to order leading 299 and 121. Leaders: Judy Whiting 318, 492; Cath Ingham 566, 155; Maria Wallace 448t, 274t; Richard Mayers 408, 63; Hannah Land 417, 421; Mark Wardlaw 229; Lin James 82t; Maria Wallace 504.

Cath Ingham announced that she wished to give up the chairmanship of the singing, and asked for volunteers to continue it in future years. She then led 46 as the closing song. John Hopkinson offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Cath Ingham; Secretaries—Bob Butler and Claire Welford