NH – Northern Harmony,
NmbH – Norumbega Harmony, pub. 2000
The 2009 Mid-Winter Singing Day was held in the Village Hall of Jordans,
the Quaker Village, and burial place of William Penn. The class was called
to order by Sheila Girling Macadam leading 34b and David Chantler gave the
opening prayer. Leaders: Steve Fletcher 48t; Edwin Macadam 287; Tony
Singleton 277; Rachel Jordan 40; Linda Reed 210; Nick Hall 49b; Steve
Welch 503; Elspeth Hannen 504; Joseph Smeall 82t; Jacqui Selby-Macleod
32t; Shelby Sampson ‘New England’; Ken Baddley ‘New Invention’; Sofi
Mogensen 84; Bob Lilley 99; Mick Verrier ‘Firm Hope’; Tom Gerber 448.
Edwin Macadam brought the class back together leading NH 186.
Leaders: Sheila Girling Macadam NmbH 10; Tony Singleton 496; Michael
Bloom NH 127; Rachel Jordan 474; Nick Hall 389; Linda Reed 361; Steve
Welch NmbH 4; Jacqui Selby-MacLeod 448b; Steve Fletcher 318; Ken Baddley
56t. David Chantler offered grace before lunch.
The afternoon session commenced with Elspeth Hannen leading 178. Leaders:
Joseph Smeall 114; Emily Verrier 146; Shelby Sampson 358; Bob Lilley NH
22; Mick Verrier 209; Tom Gerber 38b.
Ken Baddley conducted the memorial lesson and led 163b in memory of Jack
Walne, Trevor Sanderson, Ivy Hughes, Deirdre Powell, Beatrice Davies, Lily
Antiope Scythia, Jane Mullenger, George Lawrence, Jane Selby, Gordon
Scott, Ian Ferguson, Pamela Kinnunen, Else Marie Christensen, James
Bernard Richmond (North Dakota), Paddy Broughton, Elisabeth Stern’s Mum and
aunt, Lorna Paterson, Rose Adelaide Baker (Lowell, Mass.), Pat Shipp,
Marion Pugh, and Yvonne Blake. Elspeth and Ben Hannen gave the lesson for
the sick and housebound, leading 349. The memorial was closed.
Leaders: Sofi Mogensen 299; Sheila Girling Macadam 536; Edwin Macadam NmbH
244; Tony Singleton NmbH 54; Nick Hall 155; Steve Fletcher ‘Red Lion’;
Mick Verrier ‘Idumean Road’; Jacqui Selby-MacLeod 314; Linda Reed 479;
Michael Bloom 143; Tom Gerber 72b; Ken Baddley 350; Rachel Jordan 473; Bob
Lilley 569b; Shelby Sampson 171; Joseph Smeall 383; Elspeth Hannen 107;
Steve Welch 501; Sofi Mogensen 86; Edwin Macadam 497; Tony Singleton 300;
Steve Fletcher 481.
Following announcements, during which it was decided that whilst the 2010
Home Counties Winter sing would be held elsewhere around the M25, another
singing during 2009 at
would be welcomed. Surplus from the day’s donations would be passed to the
Quakers for their use. Sheila Girling Macadam and Edwin Macadam led 347
and David Chantler gave the closing prayer.
Chairman – Sheila Girling
Macadam; Vice-Chair – Edwin Macadam; Secretaries – Nick Hall and Sofi
Mogensen; Pitcher – Rachel Jordan; Arranging Committee – Steve Fletcher.