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The annual speeches and distribution of prizes in connection with the Islington High School, in Barnsbury-street, was held in the evening, under the presidency of Mr. McCullagh Torrens, M.P., who officiated, in the unavoidable absence of Lord Carlingford. The Head Master, Mr. Pierpoint Barnard, M.A., stated that the progress of the school had been satisfactory in every respect.

Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2257—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, August 5, 1882, p.139