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Seacourt Hall, Botley, Oxford
Oxford Minutes



The First
xford Sacred Harp Singing Day
Seacourt Hall
Saturday, 26 June 1999

The First Annual Oxford Sacred Harp singing was held on Saturday 26 June 1999, the fourth Saturday in June. The class was called to order at 10.00 a.m. by Edwin Macadam, leading song on page 276. Leaders: Rachel Jordan 66; Sheila Girling Smith 155; Ken Baddley 99; Dave Richardson 303b; Mandy Townsend 48t; Ros Clements 503b; Ruth Cooper 146; Helen Brown 492; Steve Fletcher 127; Edwin Macadam 523b; Rachel Jordan 474; Sheila Girling Smith 107; Ken Baddley 287; Dave Richardson 473; Mandy Townsend 171; Ros Clements 126; Ruth Cooper 344; Helen Brown 38b; Steve Fletcher 85; Paul Setford 31t; Rosie Setford 163t; Edwin Macadam 168; Rachel Jordan 163b; Sheila Girling Smith 28t; Ken Baddley 515b; Mandy Townsend 455; Ros Clements 47t; Ruth Cooper 299; Helen Brown 448t; Steve Fletcher 148; Paul Setford 361; Rosie Setford 272; Edwin Macadam 479; Rachel Jordan 40; Sheila Girling Smith 180; Ken Baddley 350. Helen Brown said grace and led song on page 198.


Dave Richardson called the class to order leading song on page 68b. Leaders: Tony Singleton 128; Mandy Townsend 33b; Ros Clements 77b; Ruth Cooper 457; Steve Fletcher 388; Paul Setford 47b; Rosie Setford 56b; Margaret Gillanders 452; Edwin Macadam 236; Rachel Jordan 268; Sheila Girling Smith 210; Ken Baddley 96. The memorial lesson was conducted by Sheila Girling Smith, who led song on page 122 at the special request of Judy Whiting. We remembered Eileen Muriel Macadam on this her birthday, Sylvia Whiting, Georgina Marks and Dr. Anne Mitson. Sheila Girling Smith led song on page 45t for the sick and housebound. We remembered Rinie Loades, Joan Whitehead, Edbhinne Bhaoilligh-Sander and Barbara Foster. We sang 34b to "Happy Birthday To You" for Michael Spittal.


The class was called back to order by Helen Brown leading song on page 454. Leaders: Dave Richardson 496; Tony Singleton 77t; Mandy Townsend 300; Ros Clements 339; Ruth Cooper 143; Steve Fletcher 142; Rosie Setford 547; Edwin Macadam 200; Margaret Gillanders 324; Rachel Jordan 269; Sheila Girling Smith 117; Ken Baddley 189; Tony Singleton 504. Announcements were made. Sheila Girling Smith and Edwin Macadam led the closing song on page 178. Everyone was invited back for next year.


Chairman: Edwin Macadam.
Executive Committee: Sheila Girling Smith, Rachel Jordan and Ken Baddley.
Catering Committee: Terry Savage.
Arranging Committee: Sheila Girling Smith.




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