Mary Berry in on the River Thames at Richmond upon Thames - 31 July, 1813

from Diary of Mary Berry, 31 July 1813, page 539:

We dined early, to go on the water from six till past nine o’clock: it was a delicious evening, and the scene at Richmond in great beauty. Here the large ship, the Navigation Barge, filled with people, stopped for some time. We rowed, with a hundred other boats also filled with people, around the barge, on board of which they were dancing and playing music.

cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 31 July 1813. 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. 539. accessed: 22 April, 2024

location of experience: on the River Thames at Richmond upon Thames


Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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music to accompany dancing on board a boat

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 July, 1813
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:21:16 +0000
Approved on Sun, 02 Dec 2018 09:33:41 +0000