George Borrow et al. in Llangollen - in the middle of 1854

from Wild Wales, page 87:

Night had come on by the time we reached the foot of the huge hills we had crossed in the morning. We toiled up the ascent, and after crossing the level ground on the top, plunged down the bwlch between walking and running.... We then proceeded on our way, and in about half an hour reached Llangollen. I took John Jones home with me. We had a cheerful cup of tea. Henrietta played on the guitar, and sang a Spanish song, to the great delight of John Jones, who at about ten o'clock departed contented and happy to his own dwelling.
cite as

George Borrow, and Cecil Price (ed.), Wild Wales (London, 1980), p. 87. accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: Llangollen


George Borrow
traveller, Writer
John Jones

Listening to

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Spanish song performed by Henrietta Clarke

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1854
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


John Jones was Borrow's local guide, a monoglot Welsh-speaker.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 17 Feb 2014 17:14:39 +0000