Peter Hawker in Southampton - 20 June, 1840, at night

from Journal entry, 20 June 1840, page 181:

I arrived about seven in the evening, after having encountered a regular uproar, and seen a fine sight, during the three hours I had to wait for the coach in Southampton. It was a grand public breakfast to the Duke of Sussex, on the completion of the railroad; and what with guns, bells, bands, mobs, and processions, the city of London was comparatively quiet to the town of Southampton on this gala day.

cite as

Peter Hawker, Journal entry, 20 June 1840. In The Diary of Colonel Peter Hawker 1802–1853, volume 2 (London, 1893), p. 181. accessed: 20 July, 2024

location of experience: Southampton


Peter Hawker
Amateur Musician, Army officer, Sportsman, Writer

Listening to

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Bands to accompany a procession performed by Unnamed

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 June, 1840, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:05:21 +0100
Approved on Thu, 23 Aug 2018 10:17:31 +0100