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The Village Church, Digswell

Shapers Minutes

Unfortunately, although Minutes were taken for the missing dates, no one has yet recorded them formally.


Shapers Shapenote Singing Day
Digswell Methodist Church (The Village Church)
Hertfordshire AL6 0DH
Saturday, 7 June 1997

Singing was from the 1991 edition of The Sacred Harp unless otherwise stated.
NH - Northern Harmony, 3rd ed. 1995

Steve Fletcher welcomed singers, and led 178.  Dave Richardson and Sheila Girling Smith led a singing school on convention etiquette and the song 'Ten Thousand Charms' by Hal Kunkel, respectively.


Steve Fletcher called the class back by leading the song on page 82t. Leaders: Ken Baddley 127; Bernard Collar 28b; Sheila Girling Smith 497; Brian Fisk 479; Judy Whiting and Terry Savage 34b; Michael Bloom NH111; Bob Lilley 415; Mandy Townsend NH10; Dave Richardson 30t; Mike Hoy NH22; Michael Spittal NH24;


The afternoon session commenced with Steve Fletcher leading a workshop on Relief by Bruce Randall, and the song on page 475 with Bob Lilley. Leaders: Steve Fletcher 48t; Ken Baddley 452b; Bernard Collage 49b; Sheila Girling Smith 474; Brian Fisk and Iris Tomlin 45t; Terry Savage and Judy Whiting NH38t; Michael Bloom NH130; Bob Lilley NH104; Mandy Townsend NH138.

The Memorial Lesson and the Sick and Housebound Lessons were conducted by Bernard Collard, and Steve Fletcher led 'Relief', and Sheila Girling Smith led 86 respectively.  Leaders: Dave Richardson 135; Mike Hoy NH148; Michael Spittal NH186; Steve Fletcher NH7 (for Mick Verrier); Ken Baddley NH118;  Sheila Girling Smith 186; Brian Fisk and Joan Ross NH80; Judy Whiting 503b; Dave Richardson 148; Mandy Townsend and Bill Meakin 117; Sheila Girling Smith 299.




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