Caroline Powys in Canterbury - 1 August, 1798

from Canterbury Journal, 1798, pages 304–305:

After tea we all walked to “The Oaks,” another Green so-called, to see the regiments of the York, Hereford, West Kent, and supplementary militia perform their exercise, and a very pretty sight it was; the music of some of the bands very fine. Colonel Cotterel (a relation of Mrs. Freeman of the Park), was so obliging as to have his band entertaining the ladies (of whom numbers attend every evening), till half-past nine, always ending with “God save the King.” After that was concluded we all walk’d home.

cite as

Caroline Powys, Canterbury Journal, 1798. In Climenson, Emily J. (ed.), Passages from the Diaries of Mrs. Philip Lybbe Powys of Hardwick House, Oxon. A.D. 1756 to 1808 (London, 1899), p. 304–305. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1516729341960 accessed: 6 April, 2020

location of experience: Canterbury

Listeners

Caroline Powys
1739-1817

Listening to

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'God Save the King'
written by Thomas Arne
performed by Military Band
Band music performed by Bands of the York Hereford and West Kent regiments

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 August, 1798
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:42:22 +0000
Approved on Sun, 28 Jan 2018 14:17:55 +0000