Born: October 14, 1869.
Died: November 22, 1945.
Charles was the son of John Naylor (organist at York Minster, 1883–97) and Mary Ann Chatwin, and husband of Ada Emily Binns.
He was educated at St Peter’s School, York, and earned a first class degree in music from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in 1890.
He served as organist at Emmanuel College (1889–92); deputy organist at York Minster (1891–92); organist at St. Peter’s Church, Harrogate (1892–1902); conductor of the Kursaal Orchestra, Harrogate (1902–11); organist of All Souls Church, Blackman Lane, Leeds (1911–17); and organist at St. Peter’s Church, Harrogate (1917–35).
He was also musical advisor to the Methodist School Hymnal, for which he composed 50 tunes.
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