Edith Appleton in Tournai Cathedral - 10 December, 1918

from Diary of Edith Appleton, 10 Dec.1918, page 272:

We have stayed at Tournai all night, so have had a lovely undisturbed sleep. In the afternoon yesterday, Mr Lowery, our American MO, took us out again, and we visited the cathedral and stayed to a service. The music was glorious, and the pageant very magnificent, but we didn’t understand it. I thought the cathedral quite the most beautiful I have seen in France - no tawdry decorations and the stonework and sculpture are very good. The windows are beautiful old stained glass and the organ a great joy.
cite as

Edith Appleton, Diary of Edith Appleton, 10 Dec.1918. In Ruth Cowen (ed.), A Nurse at the Front (London, 2013), p. 272. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1397143611654 accessed: 12 June, 2024

location of experience: Tournai Cathedral


Edith Appleton
nurse, QAIMNS nurse

Experience Information

Date/Time 10 December, 1918
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:26:51 +0100