third Goodshaw Sacred Harp Day was held at Goodshaw Baptist Church, on Saturday
before the second Sunday in May.
Brown began the day by leading 33b. Harry Sidebottom welcomed singers back to
the church and said an opening prayer. Leaders: Judy Whiting 77b; Margaret
Gillanders 36b; Michael Walker 57; Hannah Land 56b; Ewan Paterson 49b; Nadine
Wills 535; Helen Brown 39b; Joe Vickers 317; Fynn Titford-Mock 201; Judy Whiting
523b; Michael Walker 30b; Margaret Gillanders 39t; Ted Brown 47t; Hannah Land
56t; Ewan Paterson 274t.
Helen Brown called the class back with 171. Leaders: Joe Vickers 63; Nadine
Wills 313b; Fynn Titford-Mock 274b; Judy Whiting 28b; Michael Walker 55; Ted
Brown 278t; Ewan Paterson 178; Margaret Gillanders 373; Hannah Land 383; Helen
Brown 432; Joe Vickers 68b; Nadine Wells 457; Fynn Titford-Mock 88t; Hannah Land
81t; Margaret Gillanders 225t; Ted Brown 111b; Ewan Paterson 277; Nadine Wills
141; Joe Vickers 34b; Michael Walker 436. Nadine Wills gave thanks for the noon
Fynn Titford-Mock called the class back to order and led 143. Leaders: Helen
Brown 187; Hannah Land 61; Margaret Gillanders 475; Ted Brown 176b; Ewan
Paterson 59; Nadine Wills 80t; Judy Whiting 441; Joe Vickers 481; Michael Walker
“Goodshaw”; Fynn Titford-Mock 425.
Michael Walker conducted the memorial lesson and read the names of the deceased:
Gordon Corrick (Hull), Joe Reynolds (Denmead), Lonnie Rogers (GA), Marie Ivey
(AL), Dr Julietta Haynes (TN), Peter Schoojens (Sweden), Philip Higgins
(Oldham), Maureen Gamlin (Derby) and Beryl Head (Bolton). He also spoke for the
sick and housebound: Brenda Grimshaw, Tony Parkinson, Pauline McPartland, Chris
Brown, Charlotte Walker, Benny Ross and Lynn James. For them he led 435 and said
a prayer. Leaders: Hannah Land 399t; Helen Brown 392; Ted Brown 77t; Ewan
Paterson 159; Margaret Gillanders 472; Nadine Wills 156; Judy Whiting 354t.
Judy Whiting called the class to order leading 71. Leaders: Joe Vickers 501;
Michael Walker 456; Hannah Land 198; Fynn Titford-Mock 188; Helen Brown 268;
Margaret Gillanders 546; Nadine Wills 163b; Joe Vickers 503; Ewan Paterson 117,
Ted Brown 515.
Judy Whiting and Ted Brown led 323t. John Hopkinson offered a closing prayer and
the class was dismissed.
After the close a group of singers visited the Goodshaw Baptist
Old Chapel and sang, sitting in the square singers’ pew. Leaders: Hannah Land
30t; Werner Ullah 339; Michael Walker 31t; John Hopkinson 350; Mark Read 230;
Joe Vickers 448t; Nadine Wills 448b; Helen Brown 540; Michael Walker 566; Fynn
Chairman -- Ted Brown; Secretaries -- Margaret Gillanders and Colin Higgins.