Henry Ernest Nichol

NICHOL, Henry Ernest. b. Hull, 10 December 1862; d. Aldborough, Yorkshire, 30 August 1926. Nichol described himself as ‘Mus. Bac. Oxon’ on the pamphlets that he printed for Sunday school anniversaries, which had a Hull address (H.E. Nichol, Kirkella, Hull). According to Henderson (2019) he began life as a Civil Engineer, but became a music master at Hull Grammar School, and organist of St Andrew’s Church, Kirk Ella. Henderson describes him as ‘probably the most prolific’ of the composer/publishers of Hull: he became well known through his popular pamphlets, which were used by Sunday-school teachers throughout Britain. The only ones of these that have been available are Ten Hymns and Tunes...

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