Robert Francis Kilvert et al. in Langley Burrell - 29 October, 1874, 10:00 AM

from Diary of Francis Kilvert, 29 Oct. 1874, page 264:

At 8.30 this morning we sent the harmonium to the Church on the trucks with John and George and soon after 10 o'clock Fanny and I followed to see where it ought to be placed and hear how it sounded. Though a small instrument it quite filled the Church with sound. We placed it in the Baptistery close by the Font. This morning was an epoch in the history of Langley Church and the first sound of an instrument within the old walls an event and sensation not soon to be forgotten. How this innovation, necessary though it has become, will be received by the Squire no one can tell. He has forced us to…   more >>
cite as

Robert Francis Kilvert, Diary of Francis Kilvert, 29 Oct. 1874. In William Plomer (ed.), Kilvert's Diary (London, 2013), p. 264. accessed: 13 April, 2024

location of experience: Langley Burrell


Experience Information

Date/Time 29 October, 1874, 10:00 AM
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:10:37 +0000