Title:
Blessing of the Whitebait Catch
Level: Category
Sound Archive
Level: Fonds
TED HALEY RECORDINGS
Level: Series
Southend recordings
Scope and Content:
Religious service held on the boat-deck of the leisure centre on the front at Westcliff-on-Sea to bless the whitebait catch including prayers and hymns accompanied by members of the Salvation Army. The Whitebait Festival was organised by the Southend Chamber of Trade, Commerce and Industry.

[0:00] Opened by Mr Ufford, President of the Chamber of Commerce [2:00] Hymn - 'Eternal Father' [3:45] Reading by Father E.J. Thomas [5:10] Blessing of the catch by Revd. J.L. Head [6:35] Hymn - 'The Harvest of the Sea' [7:35] Reading by the Mayor, Councillor William Bowyer [8:35] Prayer given by Father E.J. Thomas [10:15] Prayer given by Revd. M.J. Spencer [12:20] Prayer of dedication given by Revd. J.L. Head [13:30] Hymn - 'Praise My Soul the King of Heaven' [15:30] End.

Dates of Creation:
24 September 1980
Extent:
15 minutes
Creator Name:
Recorded by Edward Haley
Physical Characteristics:
C60 cassette
Related Unit of Description:
For the blessing of the whitebait catch in 1972 see SA 20/1/13/1

Key terms

TypeKey termsDescription
Subjects Church services Blessing of the Whitebait Catch, 1980
Subjects Fishing Blessing of the Whitebait Catch, 1980
Subjects Hymns Blessing of the Whitebait Catch, 1980
Personal Names Councillor
William Frank
Bowyer
Blessing of the Whitebait Catch, 1980
Personal Names Father
E.J.
Thomas
Blessing of the Whitebait Catch, 1980
Personal Names Mr
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Ufford
Blessing of the Whitebait Catch, 1980
Personal Names Mr
-
Ufford
Blessing of the Whitebait Catch, 1980
Personal Names Revd
M.J.
Spencer
Blessing of the Whitebait Catch, 1980
Personal Names Revd.
J.L.
Head
Blessing of the Whitebait Catch, 1980
Place Names Southend-on-Sea Blessing of the Whitebait Catch, 1980
Document Types Sound recording Blessing of the Whitebait Catch, 1980
Institutions Salvation Army Blessing of the Whitebait Catch, 1980
Institutions Southend Chamber of Trade, Commerce and Industry Blessing of the Whitebait Catch, 1980