Peter Hawker in Saint Helier, Jersey - 21 August, 1835, at night

from Journal entry, 21 August 1835, page 77:

This evening the whole town was in a royal uproar with a grand dinner, given by the officers of the Jersey militia to the General, Sir Colin Campbell, in honour of his Majesty's birthday, at the ‘Sun’ inn, which was close adjoining my quarters. Cannons, drums, trumpets, guns, two hundred jolly boys getting uproariously drunk, with incessant hurrahing and singing, bands of music, fireworks, rabbles of boys by hundreds screaming ready to split the rocks, and, in short, such a spree as could not be surpassed if Old Nick's dominions were broken loose.

cite as

Peter Hawker, Journal entry, 21 August 1835. In The Diary of Colonel Peter Hawker 1802–1853, volume 2 (London, 1893), p. 77. accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: Saint Helier, Jersey


Peter Hawker
Amateur Musician, Army officer, Sportsman, Writer

Listening to

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Celebratory music

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 August, 1835, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:02:02 +0100
Approved on Tue, 21 Aug 2018 19:53:12 +0100