John Lloyd Williams in St James's Park, London - 15 July, 1883

from J. Lloyd Williams Diaries 1882-1883:

 

Near St. James’s Palace there was a vast crowd of people some thous[and]s, I should say. By and by Drums began to roll and a military band pealed out a spirited march. Then we could see over the heads of the dense crowd the tall black bearskin shakos and the gleaming bayonets of a portion of the House-hold troops who were returning to barracks. In two minutes I was marching along with them. The sounds of the mart[ia]l music & the rhythmical roll of the kettle drums and the regular tramp of feet as the thousands of men, women & children there…   more >>

cite as

John Lloyd Williams, J. Lloyd Williams Diaries 1882-1883. In NLW, number GB 0210 JLLW MB1/3. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447862929189 accessed: 2 April, 2020

location of experience: St James's Park, London

Listeners

John Lloyd Williams
Botanist, botanist, editor, examiner […]
1854-1945

Listening to

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martial music performed by Household Cavalry

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 July, 1883
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by acusworth on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 16:08:49 +0000
Approved on Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:20:30 +0000