Robert Francis Kilvert in Draycot Cerne - 28 December, 1870

from Diary of Francis Kilvert, 28 Dec. 1870, pages 98-99:

An inch of snow fell last night and as we walked to Draycot to skate the snow storm began again. As we passed Langley Burrell Church we heard the strains of the quadrille band on the ice at Draycot. The afternoon grew murky and when we began to skate the air was thick with falling snow. But it soon stopped and gangs of labourers were at work immediately sweeping away the new fallen snow and skate cuttings of ice. The Lancers was beautifully skated. When it grew dark the ice was lighted with Chinese lanterns, and the intense glare of blue, green, and crimson lights and magnesium riband made the…   more >>
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Robert Francis Kilvert, Diary of Francis Kilvert, 28 Dec. 1870. In William Plomer (ed.), Kilvert's Diary (London, 2013), p. 98-99. accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: Draycot Cerne


Robert Francis Kilvert

Listening to

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dance music performed by quadrille band

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 December, 1870
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:06:55 +0000