Mary Berry in Royal Pavilion, Brighton - 13 December, 1811

from Diary of Mary Berry, 13 December 1811, page 490:

Went with Lady Charlotte to hear the military band in the Prince’s Pavilion. Luckily, we only heard two pieces, for the noise of so many loud instruments in a room (the dining-room) which could hardly hold them, was not a remedy for my headache.

cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 13 December 1811. 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. 490. accessed: 14 April, 2024

location of experience: Royal Pavilion, Brighton


Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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unspecified music performed by a military band

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 December, 1811
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


'Lady Charlotte', Mary Berry's companion on this outing, could refer to either Lady Charlotte Lindsay or Lady Charlotte Campbell. Both ladies were members of Princess Caroline's household. Lady Charlotte Lindsay (d. 1849) became Mary Berry's closest friend in later years.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:55:05 +0000
Approved on Sun, 02 Dec 2018 09:17:47 +0000