The BWI Archives
1896 ~ Staff Change
Ruislip Church of England School
Mr. J.B. Garrett has resigned his position as master of the School.
The Managers' Minute Book implies that there was an issue with the Schoolmaster's conduct, though exactly what is not spelt out. Whatever the issue,, appearances had to be maintained and the September Parish Magazine reported Mr Garrett's move to a school near Dunstable, and that a new Master, Mr Ratcliffe had been appointed. Though there appeared to be no formal farewell to Mr Garrett as Master, his contribution to the musical life of the Parish was marked:
Our late schoolmaster, Mr.
J.B. Garrett, has left us, having been appointed master of Sundon Board
School, near Dunstable, and the Managers have appointed Mr. Charles Edwin
Ratcliffe, of Christ Church School, Leeds, to succeed him.
Mr Ratcliffe, who is certificated, has been engaged on the teaching
staff. Mr. Ratcliffe also
succeeds Mr. Garrett as organist at the Church.
The School has re-opened after the holidays, and I should like to
impress upon parents the duty of sending their children regularly.
to Mr. J.B. Garrett
At the last weekly Choir
Practice, before leaving Ruislip, a presentation was made by the Vicar on
behalf of himself and certain adult members of the Choir, to Mr. Garrett,
on the severance of his connection with the Choir as Organist.
Wishing to show their appreciation of Mr Garrett’s duties in that
capacity, they asked his acceptance of an Electro-plated Tea Pot, with the
following inscription:- “Presented by Eight Members of the Ruislip
Choir, 1896.” In making the
presentation, the Vicar bore testimony to the zeal and care displayed by
Mr. Garrett in furthering the success of the Church Choir.
The following, in addition to the Vicar, were the subscribers:- The
Misses Gash, Puddick, Bessie and Kate Weller, and Messrs. H. Weedon, Howes,
Doe, and Joseph Woodman.
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Last updated: 6 February 2021