Peter Hawker in Totland Bay, Isle of Wight - 6 April, 1842

from Journal entry, 6 April 1842, page 227:

Another lovely day for the whale; boats from all parts, and the Lymington steamer with a band of music. Went a second time, with General and Lady Elizabeth Thackery (who kindly invited me to take a passage in their boat), and took a sketch of the wonderful monster[.]

cite as

Peter Hawker, Journal entry, 6 April 1842. In The Diary of Colonel Peter Hawker 1802–1853, volume 2 (London, 1893), p. 227. accessed: 23 April, 2024

location of experience: Totland Bay, Isle of Wight


Peter Hawker
Amateur Musician, Army officer, Sportsman, Writer

Listening to

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Music on board ship performed by Ship's band

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 April, 1842
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public


A whale had been washed ashore at Totland Bay, Isle of Wight, and local people made boat trips to see it.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:36:17 +0100
Approved on Thu, 23 Aug 2018 10:27:52 +0100