August 21, 1841, Norwich, Norfolk, England.

November 30, 1896, East Dereham, Norfolk, England.

Atkinson served as a chorister at Norwich Cathedral, and studied there under Zechariah Buck (organist and choir master, 1828–77). For a while, he served as assistant organist at the cathedral. He graduated from Cambridge University (MusB 1867), and was organist and choirmaster at St. Luke’s Church in Manningham, Bradford, Yorkshire; Norwich Cathedral (1881–85); and St. Mary’s Parish Church in Lewisham, London (1866).

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