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Writing about a visit with church friends to a concert at the Royal Albert Hall, Ann Dunbar writes, "There were other memories that I recalled... of being there over 60 years ago with a rather different group of Methodists — mostly teenagers! We were from a North London church youth club, attending the London Weekend celebrations of the Methodist Association of Youth Clubs, MAYC, along with many other groups from youth clubs from all over Britain, filling the Royal Albert Hall.

Our enthusiastic young organist trained our choir in songs for the two Saturday performances and hymns for the Sunday morning service. We joined with choirs from many other Methodist churches while other youth club groups acted sketches, performed dance or acrobatics and even held mini sports matches. There was always a celebrity guest. One year it was the young up and coming Cliff Richard — his singing almost drowned out by delighted screams from fans in the audience.

After taking part on both Saturday and Sunday we would all have picnics across the road in Hyde Park and on those long ago May weekends the sun always seemed to shine. I wonder if any readers also shared those inspirational MAYC events?

For the 1991 BBC Songs of Praise from the MAYC weekend, click here — and sing along!

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