Speech given by Ida Gertrude Carroll (1905-1995, student and principal of the Northern School of Music) to the South Manchester Halle Club. The speech gave a summation of how the Northern School of Music was run including how it was funded, who taught there, and how many students the school had.
In this speech Ida references the schools "much beloved" founder Hilda Hester Collens (1883-1956, founder and principal of the Northern School of Music) and her belief that the school should run on "hard work and happiness".
Ref: CARROLL.IGC.9 1953
With thanks to the Ida Carroll Trust.
Part of the #NSM2020 project "A 20/20 Legacy: the centenary of the Northern School of Music" supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.