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East Midlands Minutes



East Midlands Sacred Harp Convention
Kegworth Village Hall
Leicestershire, UK
24 and 25 April 2010

Saturday 24 April

The East Midlands Sacred Harp Convention was called to order by Ian West
leading song on page 479. Gillian White offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman - Ian
West; Vice Chairman - Helen Brown; Secretaries - Margaret Gillanders and
Rosalind Oldham.
Leaders: Helen Brown 34b; Dave Richardson 31b; Margaret Gillanders 171;
Ruth Steggles 49b; Ted Brown 47t; Sarah West 288; Hannah Land 56t; Chris
Brown 38t; Sharon Langridge 276; Rosalind Oldham 84; Michael Walker (for
Jacqui Selby-Macleod) 131b; Judy Whiting 354t; Maria Wallace 142; Peter
Knudssen 148; Steve Fletcher 131t; Ian West 54t (CB); Gillian White 128
(CB); Helen Brown 82t; Ruth Steggles 300; Ted Brown 303; Margaret
Gillanders 559 (CB); Sarah West 432.


Dave Richardson called the class back leading 111t. Leaders: Hannah Land
557 (CB); 
Chris Brown 30t (CB); Sharon Langridge 35; Rosalind Oldham 312b;
Michael Walker 170; Judy Whiting 318; Maria Wallace 448t; Peter Knudssen
350;  Steve Fletcher 117;Gillian White 107; Cath Tyler 296; Mick Verrier 106
(CB); Claire Singleton 270;  Phil Tyler 139; Ian West 500;  Helen Brown 140
(CB); Ruth Steggles 505 (CB); Margaret Gillanders 225t; Hannah Land 452; 
Chris Brown 466; Rosalind Oldham 571 (CB); Sharon Langridge 159; Michael
Walker 377; Judy Whiting 460; Maria Wallace 183; Ruth Steggles 198.  Martin
Williams asked the blessing for the mid-day meal.  


Dave Richardson reconvened the class leading 129. Leaders: Sarah West 80t;
Ted Brown 81t; Steve Fletcher 472; Peter Knudssen 503; Cath Tyler 250; 
Mick Verrier 272; Gillian White 66; Claire Singleton 497; Ian West 384; Hannah
Land 273; Helen Brown 186; Ruth Steggles 454; Phil Tyler 428;Chris Brown 324; 
Margaret Gillanders 182; Michael Walker 213t;  Rosalind Oldham 410 (CB); Mick
Verrier 538; Sharon Langridge 501;Ted and Helen Brown 278t; Judy Whiting 549;
Peter Knudssen 515;  Steve Fletcher 38t (CB).


Sarah West brought the class together with song on page 89. Leaders: Dave
Richardson 488t (CB); Cath Tyler 497 (CB); Gillian White 573 (CB);Claire

Singleton 124; Phil Tyler 477; Helen Brown 277; Ian West 68b; Hannah Land
475; Ruth Steggles 488b (CB); Mick Verrier 344; Maria Wallace 481;Michael
Walker 56b; Margaret Gillanders 542; Steve Fletcher 65.
Ian West and Helen
Brown led 330b as the closing song.  Gillian White offered the closing prayer
and the class was dismissed.

Sunday 25 April

The Sunday session of the East Midlands Sacred Harp Convention was called
to order by Ian West leading 52t.
Ken Baddley offered the opening prayer.
Leaders: Helen Brown 492; Dave Richardson 48t; Ruth Steggles 36b; Ted

Brown 503; Margaret Gillanders 203; Claire Singleton 168; Michael Walker
Judy Whiting 77b; Hannah Land 434;  Nick Hall 147t; Rosalind Oldham 68b;
Sarah West 498;  Chris Brown 38b;  Rachel Jordan 300; Ken Baddley 121;

Cath Tyler 47t; Richard Percival 210; Phil Tyler 98 (CB); Ian West
575 (CB);
Helen Brown 392.


Dave Richardson called the class back to order leading 345b; Margaret
Gillanders 99;
Ted Brown 496; Ruth Steggles 573 (CB); Claire Singleton
162; Nick Hall 455; Judy Whiting 222; Rosalind Oldham 127; Sarah West
224; Chris Brown 567; Rachel Jordan 501; Ken Baddley 488b (CB);  Cath
Tyler 560 (CB); Sheila Girling Macadam 330b; Richard Percival 479; Edwin
Macadam 441; Michael Walker 435 (CB). 

The Memorial Lesson was conducted by Hannah Land and song on page
448b was led in honour of the following deceased: Jim Clay, Johnny Collins,
Audrey Nathan, Gordon Jones, Sally Smyth, Pete Chopping, Marie Holloway,
Meriel and Eddie Byrne, Alan Pringle, Wendy Hately, David Clarence, Alf
Reeves-Easton,Glynne Williams, David Lee, Eric Mogensen, Eugene Cerveny
(OH), Geoff Hayto,Victoria Bolles (MA), Jancis Wilson, Priscilla Quayle. Ian
West led 50b for the following Sick and Housebound: Mandy Townsend,
Steven Otyehel, Carmel Wood, Jacqui Selby-Macleod, Muriel de Freyne,
Doug Howarth, Richard Brown, Maureen Gamlin, Roy Buttling, David Daykin,
George Seiler (NY), Margaret Wheeler, Elsie Batty, Lee Prewitt, Helen Merrin,
Alistair Mitchell, Sally Greaves-Lord, Leo McGuigan, Kathy Armstrong, David
George, Betty Hine, Sharon Langridge, John Hopkinson. The Memorial Lesson
was closed with prayer offered by Ted Brown.
Leaders: Phil Tyler 167; Anna Baldini 178; Claire Singleton 32b; Ted Brown
225t; Margaret Gillanders 475; Helen Brown 505.  Prayer before lunch was
offered by
Anne Hayto.


Dave Richardson reconvened the class leading 87. Leaders: Judy Whiting 456; 
Nick Hall 573; Sarah West 370; Chris Brown 348t; Cath Tyler 376; Ken Baddley
571 (CB); Rachel Jordan 474; Sheila Girling Macadam 377; Richard Percival 28t;
Ruth Steggles 313b;  Edwin Macadam 183; Hannah Land 163b; Michael Walker 193; Rosalind Oldham 480; Phil Tyler 184b (CB); Anna Baldini 146; Ian West 133;
Claire Singleton 33b.


The singing resumed with Ted Brown leading 111b. Leaders: Margaret Gillanders
507b (CB); Dave Richardson 473; Sheila Girling Macadam 65; Nick Hall 145b; 
Rachel Jordan 82t; Edwin Macadam 564; Hannah Land 563 (CB); Richard
Percival 547; Judy Whiting 150; Ken Baddley 511t (CB); Cath Tyler 276; 
Michael Walker 64. 

Ian West and Helen Brown led 95b (CB) as the closing song.  The closing
prayer was offered by Ken Baddley and the Convention was dismissed.

Chairman—Ian West:  Vice Chairman—Helen Brown; Secretaries—Margaret
Gillanders and Rosalind Oldham.


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