A contingent from the Gentlemen Songsters travelled to Scotland in mid August joining with the Bert Bissell Memorial Society on their annual pilgrimage to Fort William and Ben Nevis
Bert Bissell MBE was our Choir President for many years until his death in 1998, and was well known for his multiple climbs of "The Ben", and his enduring striving for world peace.
16 members of the travelling party were successful in climbing and reaching the summit of The Ben. Those climbing were sponsored, and proceeds of that sponsorship were donated to Dudley YMCA, some of whose members participated in the trip, and joined in the climb
A celebration memorial concert was held in Duncansburgh Church on the Saturday evening after which donations were made towards the work of Lochaber Mountain Rescue
Following on from the above expedition, we sang at the 93rd Anniversary of the "New Life Bible Class" at Dixon's Green Methodist Church on 9th September. The Bible class was founded by Bert Bissell, and was the inspiration of the annual visits to Ben Nevis. This year was the 49th consecutive year of our performing at the Bible Class Anniversary
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