Fifth Viscount Torrington in Gloucester - 17 June, 1781
from Tour to the West, 1781, page 31:
Passing thro’ Westbury and Glocester without stopping, (at which latter place the bells ringing merrily at a funeral, I enquired the reason, and was told that it was usual at the interment of a ringer) I arrived by the nearer, and duller, road at Cheltenham, at six o’clock.
John Byng, Tour to the West, 1781. In C. Bruyn Andrews (ed.), The Torrington Diaries Containing the Tours Throughout England and Wales of the Hon. John Byng (Later Fifth Viscount Torrington) Between the Years 1781 and 1794, volume 1 (London, 1934), p. 31. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1546517476132 accessed: 25 January, 2021
Listening tohide composers
|merry funeral bells|
|Date/Time||17 June, 1781|
|Listening Environment||outdoors, in public, solitary|
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