Singing was from the Sacred Harp 1991 Edition unless otherwise stated. CB =
special singing took place in Olney to commemorate the 200th
anniversary of the death of John Newton, who, along with William Cowper,
lived in the town, in which they wrote the Olney Hymns.
Singing was called to order by Chairman Ian West leading 441. Simon White offered the opening prayer.
Leaders: Helen Brown 36b; Margaret Gillanders 171; Ted Brown 30t; Bernard
Collard 28t; Rachel Jordan 66; Nick Hall 515; Rosalind Oldham 452; Chris
Brown 127; Sheila Girling Macadam 63; Phil Tyler 339; Edwin Macadam 287;
Gillian White 47t; David Richardson 34t.
Ian West called the class back together with 56t. Leaders: Linda Reed 300;
Michael Walker 74b; Helen Brown 68b; James Percival 474; Margaret Gillanders
523; Ted Brown 133 (CB); Sheila Girling Macadam 440; Nick Hall 528; Rachel
Jordan 501; Bernard Collard 362; Cheri Hardy 203; Edwin Macadam 472;
Rosalind Oldham 488t (CB); Chris Brown 335; Gillian White 159; Ian West 505
(CB); Phil Tyler 98 (CB); Linda Reed 479; Michael Walker 144; Margaret
Gillanders 500 (CB); James Percival 34b; Sheila Girling Macadam 168; Nick
Hall 497; Ted Brown 99. Bernard Collard said grace.
During the lunch
recess, most of the class walked to the nearby church yard of St Peter and
St Paul, the parish church, where they
sang 148 and 45t around the tomb of John Newton and his wife Mary.
David Richardson re-convened the class by leading 31t. Leaders: Rachel
Jordan 40; Bernard Collard 454; Cheri Hardy 228; Edwin Macadam 504; Rosalind
Oldham 54t (CB); Chris Brown 113. Gillian White gave the memorial lesson for
the following deceased: John McDougal, Gill Blackmore, Kathy Dunn, Edna
Leonard, Michael Clarke, Vera and Ken Ross, Margaret Ranner, Dennis Runcorn,
Peter Hampson, Hélène La Rue, Ken Binns, Len Killey, Percy Bown, La Rue
Allen, Colin, Eric, Margaret Heburn. Gillian White also read the names of
the following sick and housebound: Amanda Denson, Pat Meek, John Burke,
Susan Hill, George Keeling, Phil Goodwin, Stan Shaw, Joan Mattock, Gaenor
Kyffin, Rose Girling Baker. Ted Brown led 48t in memory of the above named.
Leaders: Ian West 56b; Linda Reed 86; Phil Tyler 340; Helen Brown 327; Bob
Lilley 491 (CB); Gillian White 128 (CB); Michael Walker 89; Margaret
Gillanders 475; James Percival 178; Sheila Girling Macadam 547.
Nick Hall called the
class together leading 573. Leaders: Rosalind Oldham 503; Ted Brown 119;
Rachel Jordan 269; Bernard Collard 315; Cheri Hardy 272; Edwin Macadam
189; Chris Brown 198; Linda Reed 570; Ian West 105; Helen Brown 142; Bob
Lilley 497 (CB); Gillian White 573 (CB); Phil Tyler 217; Margaret
Gillanders 72b; Cheri Hardy 302. After announcements were made and reports
given, Helen Brown and Ian West led 323t and Simon White gave the closing
Chairman – Ian West
Vice Chairman – Helen Brown
Secretary – Margaret Gillanders