Things Old Christians Remember (1)

Before the days of Songpro there was the OHP. But before the technical wizardry of the OHP and its operators, (who were highly skilled people who had learned not to put the acetate on back to front at least seven times out of ten) there was the Redemption Hymnal and its partner – the yellow chorus book.  The big skill we all developed was singing the verse reading from the hymn book and then whipping it under your arm for the jiggy chorus so we could clap. We knew how to funky it up



  1. August 1, 2012 / 9:00 pm

    That was in the days when if you SHARED A HYMNBOOK with a fella, all the older ladies would ask you 'are you courting?' when you had your after church tea[ in the 'green beryl' teacups]
    And sometimes if we wanted to sing something 'new' [this is before even that bright orange Youth Praise 2 hit the Christian Bookshops] you had to type it on a stencil and run 60 copies off on the Gestetner Duplicator.
    And we read Buzz magazine and watched VERY young Graham Kendrick in concert with Judy Mackenzie at the Albert Hall

    oh dear, now you have made me feel REALLY old!!
    But thanks for all the happy memories you have brought back. Blessings xx

  2. August 1, 2012 / 10:21 pm

    Oh my OHP takes you back. We still manage to whip the hymn book under a arm to ensure clapping now, that is when its not on screen via the pc.

    X x

    • August 2, 2012 / 4:09 pm

      You could always be the one to start funky!

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