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South Yorkshire Sacred Harp Singing Day
Fifth Singing Day
Memorial Hall
South Yorkshire
Saturday, 23 February 2008

The fifth annual South Yorkshire Sacred Harp singing day was held at the Memorial Hall, Worrall on 23 February.  The class was called to order by Ian West leading 99. Ruth Steggles gave the opening prayer. Leaders: Helen Brown 36b; Margaret Gillanders 84; Ted Brown 569b; Ruth Steggles 38t; Carmel Wood 49t; Nick Hall 492; Whitney Chapman 29t; Rachel Jordan 474; Chris Brown 503; Steve Fletcher 40; Judy Whiting 312b; Phil Tyler 101t; Alice Metherall 300; Cath Tyler 318; Sarah West 282; Richard Percival 565b; Hannah Land 228; Helen Barber 47b; Michael Walker 157; Maria Wallace 178.


David Richardson brought the class back leading 350.  Leaders: Sharon Gow 47t; Jenny Reid 159; Ian West 313b; Helen Brown 392; Margaret Gillanders 373; Nick Hall 389;Ruth Steggles 209; Carmel Wood 274t; Whitney Chapman 457.  Ted Brown conducted the memorial lesson and, with Helen Brown, Cath Tyler and David Richardson, led 77t in memory of Cicely Mary Smith-Bird, Roy West, Vera Ross, Ken Ross, Margaret Ranner, Kathleen Elliott, Amanda Denson-Brady, John McDougall, Brian Walsh, Kathleen Bid, Percy Brown, La Rue Allen, Minja Lausevic, Peter Hampson.  Hannah Land gave the lesson for sick and housebound, leading 154 for Gladys Buchanan, Audrey Nathan, Hazel Myszka, Celia Stone, Jean McDougall, Bran Cheetham, Stan Shaw, Joan Mattock, Jim and Mary Oss, Nev Clay.  Leaders: Rachel Jordan 501; Chris Brown 183; Steve Fletcher 49b; Judy Whiting 171; Phil Tyler 56b; Alice Metherall 504.  Cath Tyler led 212 and said grace for the midday meal.


David Richardson began the afternoon session with 63.  Leaders: Helen Barber 132; Richard Percival 33b; Hannah Land 454; David Moore 189; Sarah West 76b; Michael Walker 134; Maria Wallace 38b; Sharon Gow 117; Ted Brown 339; Jenny Reid 107; Ian West 480; Helen Brown 192; Margaret Gillanders 475; Nick Hall 147t; Ruth Steggles 198; Carmel Wood 148; Whitney Chapman 384; Rachel Jordan 269; Chris Brown 401.


Steve Fletcher called the class to order leading 481.  Leaders: Judy Whiting 150; Phil Tyler 442; Phil Tyler 442; Alice Metherall 268; Cath Tyler 141; Dave Richardson 153; Helen Barber 547; Richard Percival 143; Hannah Land 210; David Moore 236; Maria Wallace 155; Michael Walker 333; Sharon Gow 106; Jenny Reid 35; Ted Brown 97.  Following announcements, Ian West and Carmel Wood led 323t and Anne Hayto gave the closing prayer

Chairman Ian West
Carmel Wood
Secretary Margaret Gillanders


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