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.

cite as

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. accessed: 17 July, 2024

location of experience: Gloucester


Fifth Viscount Torrington
Army officer, civil servant, diarist

Listening to

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merry funeral bells

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 June, 1781
Medium live
Listening Environment outdoors, in public, solitary


All spelling and punctuation copied from the original.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 03 Jan 2019 12:11:16 +0000
Approved on Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:56:06 +0000