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Old Baptist Church, Oldham




Oldham Sacred Harp Singing Day
Old Baptist Church
Chaucer Street
Oldham OL1 1BA
Saturday, 13 February 2010

The class was called to order by Hannah Land leading the opening prayer and leading 32t and 143.  The class were advised that the singing school would be held in the 2nd session as there were some new singers expected later in the day. Leaders: Margaret Gillanders 278t and 171, Ruth Steggles 147t and 146, Helen Brown 37b and 36b, Richard Percival 479 and 163b, Sarah West 288 and 76b, Chris Brown 213t and 31t, Ted Brown 47t and 565.


Hannah Land called the class to order and taught a short singing school during which the class received instruction on the shape note system, major and minor scales, beating time, and sang 33b, 47b, 30t, 39t and 146. Catherine Rowe led the grace.


Hannah Land called the class back to order leading 146. Leaders:  Judy Whiting 77b and 47t, Maria Wallace 203 and 183, Margaret Gillanders 373, Ruth Steggles 68b, Chris Brown 72b, Helen Brown, 82t, Sarah West 324, Ted Brown, 569b, Hannah Land 503.

Ruth Steggles conducted the memorial lesson and led 490 in honour of the following deceased:  Margaret Clay, Johnny Collins, Nellie Brierley, Jim Fogg, Roy Ibbotson, Margery Pratt, Melvyn Wood, Jane Suddaby, Bill Goler, Audrey Nathan. Ted Brown conducted the sick and housebound lesson and led 77t for the following:  Ben Hall, Alan Jackson, P. Dan Brittain, John Hopkinson, Raymond Hamrick, Darrel Swarrens, Nora Jeffrey, Michael Walker, Maureen Gamlin, David and Betty Percival, Leo Mcguigan, Kathy Armstrong, Jean Binns, David Daykin. Catherine Rowe closed the Lessons with prayer.

Leaders:  Judy Whiting 150, Maria Wallace 107.


Sarah West called the class back to order leading 354b.  Leaders:  Chris Brown 29b, Reda Macintosh 163b, Margaret Gillanders 350, Helen Brown 276, Ruth Steggles 454, Ted Brown 30t, Maria Wallace 142, Hannah Land 535, Judy Whiting 120, Sarah West 498, Reda Macintosh 67, Chris Brown 159, Margaret Gillanders 542, Helen Brown 48t, Ruth Steggles 85.

Notices were given after which Hannah Land led 62 as the closing song and dismissed the class with a prayer.

Chair - Hannah Land; Secretary Margaret Gillanders




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