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Old Baptist Church, Oldham




Oldham Sacred Harp Singing Day
Old Baptist Church
Chaucer Street
Oldham OL1 1BA
Saturday, 11February 2012

The class was called to order by Hannah Land leading 32t and saying the opening prayer.  A singing school was led by Helen Brown, during which the class received instruction on the shape note system, the major and minor scales, beating time, and sang 49t, 39t, and 36b.


The class were called to order by Chris Brown leading 171.  Hannah Land 48t; Sarah West 47t; Michael Walker 435b; Sarah Hill 176b; Margaret Gillanders 313t; Ian West 148; Maria Wallace 183; Ted Brown 303; Nadine Wills 49b; Michael McGuigan 448b; Joe Vickers 131t; Richard Percival 535; Ewan Patterson 277; Helen Brown 354t; Judy Whiting 492; Chris Brown 31t; Michael Walker 406; Margaret Gillanders 27. Michael Walker led grace.


The class was called to order by Sarah West leading 159; Ian West 145t; Sarah Hill 179; Ted Brown 445; Ruth Steggles 349; Michael McGuigan 156; Maria Wallace 142; Joe Vickers 313b; Nadine Wills 86; Ewan Patterson 117; Judy Whiting 71; Richard Percival 300; Helen Brown 176t; Chris Brown 298; Margaret Gillanders 556; Michael Walker 475; Sarah West 108b.

Jane Hutchins conducted the memorial and sick and housebound lesson and Hannah Land led 499 in honour of the following deceased; Linda Champ, Barbara Crawford, Gordon Corrick, Joe Reynolds, John Merritt, Marie Ivey, Stan Reeve, Philip Hunt, Phillip Higgins, Jock Knight, Gerty Taylor, and the following sick and housebound: Brenda Grimshaw, Tony Parkinson, Lonnie Rogers, Judy Chambless, Maggie Watson, David Daykin, Charlotte Walker, Peter Schoonjans, Maureen Gamlin, David George, Betty Hine, Kathy Armstrong, Cath Saunt, Joan Mattock.  Prayers were led by Jane Hutchins.

Ian West 101b; Ruth Steggles 454; Sarah Hill 319.


The class was called to order by Ted Brown leading 111b; Joe Vickers 40; Maria Wallace 155; Ewan Patterson 163b; Michael McGuigan 515; Ruth Steggles 208; Richard Percival 344; Nadine Wills 549b; Helen Brown 77t; Judy Whiting 540; Hannah Land 228; Sarah Hill 124; Michael Walker 55; Ewan Patterson 162; Joe Vickers 547; Margaret Gillanders 318; Chris Brown 35; Ted Brown 97; Sarah West 76b; Helen Brown 534.

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

Chair--Hannah Land; Secretaries--Judy Whiting and Chris Brown




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