Men of the 14th Light Dragoons et al. in Coimbra, Portugal - 30 April, 1809

from Journal entry, 30 April 1809, page 43:

Our arrival [in Coimbra] was announced by a ringing of bells, which brought out crowds of the inhabitants, who lined the road, bridge, and town, to receive us with vivas and huzzas; and the troops, while passing, were covered with flowers from all the windows of the Senhoras.  At night, we had a grand illumination.

cite as

[Peter Hawker], Journal entry, 30 April 1809. In Journal of a Regimental Officer During the Recent Campaign in Portugal and Spain Under Lord Viscount Wellington (London, 1810), p. 43. accessed: 18 May, 2024

location of experience: Coimbra, Portugal


Peter Hawker
Amateur Musician, Army officer, Sportsman, Writer

Listening to

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Ringing of bells

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 April, 1809
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:45:16 +0100
Approved on Tue, 21 Aug 2018 15:33:46 +0100