Peter Hawker in Chatham - 7 October, 1836, in the morning

from Journal entry, 7 October 1836, page 111:

Went down to Chatham and found my son Peter, thank God, in excellent health. […] I dined with him and slept at a kind of canteen hotel, where the noise was awful, all the windows rattling with the wind and rain; a church clock so close that it vibrated my very bed, and at daylight the bugle boys of ‘the Rifles’ came to learn their lesson under my window.

cite as

Peter Hawker, Journal entry, 7 October 1836. In The Diary of Colonel Peter Hawker 1802–1853, volume 2 (London, 1893), p. 111. accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: Chatham


Peter Hawker
Amateur Musician, Army officer, Sportsman, Writer

Listening to

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Bugle playing performed by Bugle boys of 'the Rifles'

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 October, 1836, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 14 Aug 2018 22:04:11 +0100
Approved on Tue, 21 Aug 2018 20:06:33 +0100