Peter Hawker in Coria - 12 July, 1809

from Journal entry, 12 July 1809, page 85:

I rode to Coria, a large town, on a vast eminence.  Here is a fine church, through which I was shown by a priest.  It has towers, with parapets overlooking the whole country.  Its inside, as well as its ornaments, differs little or nothing from the churches in Portugal.  An organ it has on so large a scale, that the bellows are blown by means of two boys running hand in hand up and down a see-saw…   more >>

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[Peter Hawker], Journal entry, 12 July 1809. In Journal of a Regimental Officer During the Recent Campaign in Portugal and Spain Under Lord Viscount Wellington (London, 1810), p. 85. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Coria


Peter Hawker
Amateur Musician, Army officer, Sportsman, Writer

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Experience Information

Date/Time 12 July, 1809
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:13:59 +0100
Approved on Tue, 21 Aug 2018 15:45:10 +0100