Born: De­cem­ber 10, 1862, King­ston up­on Hull, York­shire, Eng­land.

Died: Au­gust 30, 1926, Ald­brough, York­shire, Eng­land.

Buried: Ge­ne­ral Ce­me­te­ry, Kingston upon Hull, England.

Pseudonym: Co­lin Sterne (an an­a­gram of the let­ters from his name).


Originally plan­ning to be an en­gin­eer, Ni­chol switched his stu­dies to mu­sic, gra­du­at­ing from Ox­ford Uni­ver­si­ty (BM 1888).

He played the or­gan for the Hull Har­mo­nic So­cie­ty for 35 years, and the Kirk El­la church for 10.

He al­so served as de­pu­ty con­duc­tor for the Hull Har­mo­nic So­cie­ty, and mu­sic mas­ter at the Hull Gram­mar School, where he wrote the mu­sic for the school song. In ad­di­tion, he was on the com­mittee of the Hull Li­ter­ary So­ci­ety.

Most of his hymn tunes were writ­ten for Sun­day School an­ni­ver­sa­ries.




Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Nichol (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),