fifth Annual Gwehelog Sacred Harp Singing Day was held on the Saturday
before the second Sunday in July. Chairman Ken Baddley called the class to
order at 10.30 a.m. leading song on page 34b. ??? offered the
Leaders: Judy Whiting 171;
Bernard Collard 300; Helen Brown 39; Edwin Macadam 84; Joanne Hoover 72;
Mick Verrier 107; Sheila Girling Macadam 535; Tony Singleton 496; Isabelle
Walker 66; Ian West 480; Ruth Cooper 47t; Alan Weeks 479; Mryka Hall-Beyer
350; Paul Setford 37b; Catherine Tyler 318; Dave Townsend 269; Grace
Scrimgeour 547; Phil Tyler 442; Margaret Gillanders 474; Jill Thompson 454;
Tony Parkinson 276; Steve Fletcher 77t; Mandy Townsend 82t.
Bernard Collard called the
class back to order leading song on page 362. Leaders: Judy Whiting 546;
Edwin Macadam 538; Joanne Hoover 477; Tony Singleton “Repentance” (own
composition); Catherine Tyler 135; Dave Townsend 378b; Ruth Cooper and
Corrie Farquhar 299; Alan Weeks 468; Mryka Hall-Beyer 133; Phil Tyler 340;
Grace Scrimgeour 31t; Paul Setford 40. Ken Baddley led “The Gwehelog Grace”
(composer Chris Gardener) as the prayer before lunch.
The afternoon session
commenced with the Memorial Lesson, conducted by ????
??? read the names of the
deceased and Mick Verrier led “All Saints” (own composition). Those
remembered: ??????? . The sick and housebound were recalled by ?????. Those
remembered: ?????. Tony Singleton led song on page 86. The memorial was
Leaders: Helen Brown 498;
Steve Fletcher 448; Ian West 312; Mandy Townsend 203; Margaret Gillanders
515; Tony Parkinson; Jill Thompson 497; Sheila Girling Macadam 142.
The afternoon session
resumed with Ken Baddley leading song on page 287. Leaders: Ruth Cooper and
Chris Brown 127; Alan Weeks 163b; Grace Scrimgeour 178 (for Rachel Jordan,
flying to Namibia that day); Paul Setford 213; Margaret Gillanders 143; Phil
Tyler 131t; Tony Parkinson 49t; Jill Thompson 504; Ian West 32t; Mryka
Hall-Beyer; Dave Townsend 49b; Joanne Hoover 365; Edwin macadam and Corrie
Farquhar 236; Catherine Tyler 278t; Mandy Townsend 542; Steve Fletcher 148;
Bernard Collard 70t; Judy Whiting 373; Tony Singleton “Brightest Days” (own
composition, subsequently renamed ‘Newhaven’ in honour of Rob and Sheila
Mahoney); Helen Brown 228; Mick and Emily Verrier 146; Sheila Girling
Announcements were made and invitations extended to other Sacred Harp
singing events around the country. Ken Baddley thanked all those who had
helped during the day, especially those set out
below. He led song on page 62 , ??? offered the
closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.
Chairman – Ken Baddley.
- Helen Brown and Michael Verrier
Co-ordination - Jenny Ellis and Ann Weeks
Committee – Sheila