Queen Victoria in Menai Strait - 15 August, 1847

from Diary of Queen Victoria, 15 August 1847, pages 71-72:

Having arrived at the entrance of the Menai Straits, we all left the "Victoria and Albert," and went on board the "Fairy" ... and... went into the Straits. As we entered, the view of the fine mountains with their rich verdure -- Snowdon rising splendidly in the midst -- and of the fields and woods below, was really glorious.... We passed the famous Swilly Rocks, and saw the works they are making for the tube for the railroad, and then went under the Menai Bridge, and stopped immediately on the other side. There were crowds of loyal people in steamers and boats, playing "God save the Queen," …   more >>
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Queen Victoria, Diary of Queen Victoria, 15 August 1847. In Arthur Helps (ed.), Leaves from the Journal of Our Life in the Highlands, from 1848-1861. To Which are Prefixed and Added, Extracts from the Same Journal, Giving an Account of Earlier Visits to Scotland, and Tours in England and Ireland, and Yachting Excursions (London, 1868), p. 71-72. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1393599348437 accessed: 21 November, 2017

location of experience: Menai Strait

Listeners

Queen Victoria
Monarch
1819-1901

Listening to

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God Save the Queen

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 August, 1847
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:55:48 +0000