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.
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: 4 October, 2023
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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|
|Date/Time||1 August, 1798|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, outdoors, in public|