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A. M. D. G. in honorem gloriosae Mariae
George Ratcliffe Woodward
Obiit anno domini MXCXXXIV in anno

Semper virginis: et in piam memoriam
presbytiere sacrae musicae doctoris
Octogesimo sexto aetatis R.I.P.

{Latin translation provided by Miri Gellert.:}
To the greater glory of God and to the honour of glorious ever-virgin Mary; and to the pious memory of a teacher of sacred Presbyterian music. George Ratcliffe Woodward. Died in the year of our Lord {incorrect roman year}. 86 years old, RIP.

We believe that the Roman numeral date is untranslatable and ought to be MCMXXXIV, which would translate as 1934, Woodward's year of death.
We think "presbytiere" (or "presbyteri") is more to do with church elders than the Presbyterian religion.

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N6, Archway Road, St Augustine of Canterbury

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George Ratcliffe Woodward

Hymn writer (e.g. wrote the words for the carol "Ding dong merrily on high")....

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