Peter Hawker in Bruges - 20 May, 1821

from Journal entry, 20 May 1821, page 234:

After walking through the streets, which were very clean though very dull, and taking a hasty peep into a fine church, we went on board a barge, which goes to Ostend, and to which all our things were wheeled in a barrow for the regulated price of 15 pence. The captain had collected about a hundred passengers, whose chatter resembled a pack of hounds in full cry, and to this he added an obbligato accompaniment of a large hand bell, with which he summoned them on board.

cite as

Peter Hawker, Journal entry, 20 May 1821. In The Diary of Colonel Peter Hawker, 1802-1853, volume 1 (London, 1893), p. 234. accessed: 27 February, 2024

location of experience: Bruges


Peter Hawker
Amateur Musician, Army officer, Sportsman, Writer

Listening to

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Ringing of a hand bell performed by Captain of a barge

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 May, 1821
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:29:24 +0100
Approved on Tue, 21 Aug 2018 16:57:27 +0100