Here is a photo montage set to the song which we regard as the choir anthem for its 50th year … TOGETHER!
On a chilly October day in 1966 the late Sydney Bowden held the very first rehearsal of the newly formed Stithians Ladies Choir. In the village there was already a male voice choir and a silver band so this was a welcome addition to the flourishing music scene in Stithians. Sydney was the organist and choir master of the Methodist Church at Penmennor so the practice was held in the Jubilee room on a Friday and so it stayed until the floor became unsafe and the ladies moved to the Sunday School downstairs.
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As well as the first chairman of the choir Joan Biscoe and Sydney Bowden’s daughter Joan Haile, the dinner was attended by the eight founder members who are still singing with the choir today.
*LEE BOWDEN *BARBARA BOWDEN *MARLENE BRUSH *MARGARET BRYANT *PAMELA EYRE *JEAN GLUYAS *LORNA OPIE *ANGELINE SOWDEN