Charles C.F. Greville et al. in Petworth, West Sussex - 19 May, 1834

from Journal entry, 23 May 1834, pages 84–85:

On Monday last I went to Petworth, and saw the finest fête that could be given. Lord Egremont has been accustomed some time in the winter to feast the poor of the adjoining parishes (women and children, not men) in the riding-house and tennis court, where they were admitted by relays. His illness prevented the dinner taking place; but when he recovered he was bent upon having it, and, as it was put off till the summer, he had it arranged in the open air, and a fine sight it was; fifty-four tables, each fifty feet long, …   more >>

cite as

Charles C.F. Greville, Journal entry, 23 May 1834. In Henry Reeve (ed.), The Greville Memoirs: A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV, volume 3 (London, 1874), p. 84–85. accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: Petworth, West Sussex


Charles C.F. Greville
Clerk-in-ordinary to the Privy Council, Political and social diarist, Private secretary

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Experience Information

Date/Time 19 May, 1834
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, outdoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 25 Jun 2018 09:56:02 +0100
Approved on Sun, 01 Jul 2018 13:42:23 +0100