Mary Berry in London, England - 21 January, 1809, at night

from Diary of Mary Berry, 21 January 1809, page 375:

I was awoke by the drum announcing a fire in our neighbourhood. Notwithstanding cold and illness, I could not resist going to the window, where I saw that the fire was neither very large nor very near. I heard in the morning it was St. James’s Palace, the side which looks upon the park.

cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 21 January 1809. In Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852, volume 2 (London, 1865), p. 375. accessed: 17 June, 2024

location of experience: London, England


Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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sound of a fire drum

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 January, 1809, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:10:27 +0000
Approved on Sat, 01 Dec 2018 13:30:51 +0000