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Heritage Tour 2007



Sacred Harp Heritage Tour Singing
Carlton Road United Reformed Church
Saturday, 9 June 2007

This special singing was called to order with Helen Brown and Dave Richardson leading song on page 52t.  Ruth Steggles offered the opening prayer.  Helen Brown welcomed everyone, extending a very special welcome to friends from the US, visiting the U.K. for the Sacred Harp Heritage Tour.

Ted Brown and Ian West led 171 and the class was then handed over to Hugh McGraw who gave a short Singing School which included the singing of the scale and the song on page 25.

Leaders: Ruth Steggles 99; Harry Eskew 40; Carmel Wood 282; David Ivey 472; Sheila Girling Macadam 142; Charlene Wallace 299; Nick Hall 497; Pat Temple 34b; Judy Whiting 503; Ted Mercer 383; Hannah Land 313b; Dave Townsend 434; Denise Morris 38b; Edwin Macadam 538; Margaret Gillanders 150; Chris Brown 441; Kathy Williams 455; Steve Fletcher 448t; Richard DeLong 216.


The class was reconvened with Bernard Collard leading song on page 300. Leaders: Bob Meek 268; Emily Verrier (for Connie) 146; Sarah Pinney (for her nephew) 481; Adrian Bolge 72b; Karen Ivey 112; Claire Singleton 106; Mandy Townsend 318; Jane Hancock 87; David Moore 189; Rachel Jordan 474; Robert Walker 480; Bob Lilley 515; Cath Tyler and Joanne Fuller 340; Mary Wright 148; David Stow 312b; Mick Verrier (for Sally) 272; Eddie Mash 198; Jill Thompson 504; David Rust 66; Midge Harder 528.


Paul Setford brought the class back with 105 (for his Mother). Leaders: Benny Ross 107; Hugh McGraw 413; Harry Eskew 159; Pat Temple 373; Ted Mercer 542; Denise Morris and Charlene Wallace 77b; Kathy Williams 208; Bob Meek and Aubrey Hemminger 49b; Karen and David Ivey 182; Robert Walker 477; Mary Wright 290; David Rust 86; Eddie Mash 365; Midge Harder 163b; Richard DeLong and Tony Charles (in memory of Richardís Grandmother) 61.

Cath Tyler gave a report on behalf of the Resolutions Committee and announcements of upcoming singings were given.

Helen and Ted Brown, Dave Richardson, Ian West and Margaret Gillanders led song on page 347 and those who wished took the parting hand. Gillian White gave the closing prayer and the class was dismissed.   

Chair - Helen Brown; Vice Chair - Ian West; Arranging Committee - Dave Richardson; Secretary - Margaret Gillanders.


Hugh McGraw leading 413


Photographs by Sheila Girling Macadam         


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