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Rushden Argus, 13th December 1912
Mr Horace Catlin

Teacher’s Departure
Mr Catlin Leaves Rushden to be Headmaster

Mr Catlin as Conductor of the Students Orchestral Band

This 1912 picture is annotated 'Lockie' above the man left, and
the lady is named as Gladys Bayes of Griffith Street

We are pleased to learn of the appointment of Mr. Horace Catlin, of the Newton-road Council Schools, Rushden, to the headmastership of Kirton Lindsey Boys’ School.

Mr. Catlin is a native of Wollaston, but has spent many years in Rushden, and taken a prominent part in its educational and social affairs. He is a popular master at Newton-road Schools, and is in charge of the boys’ football team, which has won a place at the head of its section in the Wellingborough and District Schools’ League.

But musically Mr. Catlin is best known. He has a fine voice and a deep knowledge of music. He is the conductor of the Adult School Choir, which he has raised to a high pitch of excellence. The Students’ Orchestral Band owes much to its capable conductor and pianist. He is the principal of the Orpheus Quartette party, which has won important prizes. Mr. Catlin was for four years organist of the Park-road Wesleyan Church, retiring two years ago. He is of much service to the adult school in the capacity of pianist and vice-president.

He was honoured with the presidency of the Wellingborough and District Branch of the National Union of Teachers in 1911. The many public services of Mr. Catlin will be greatly missed in the future.

We heartily congratulate him on his promotion, and hope he will have a happy and prosperous time in his new position.

Rushden Echo, 20th December 1912

Further Presentations were made today to Mr. Catlin on his leaving Newton-road school. The girls presented him with a tobacco pouch, and the boys gave him a pipe in case. Alfred Wildman handed the gift to Mr. Catlin, and Mr. Perkins asked him to accept it on behalf of the football team. Mr. Catlin suitably replied.

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