Fifth Viscount Torrington in Winchester - 25 August, 1782, in the morning
from Ride into the West, 1782, pages 78–79:
Now the drum-beating call’d me to take a review of the parade, in the cathedral churchyard; whence a large guard daily marches to do duty on the prisoners of war confined in the Kings House.
[…] I was the only spectator at the parade, and relief of the guard; and knowing the Capt. of the Northampton (Capt. J―) I communed with him on military topics.―Their band of musick was noisy, and dirty; so likewise were their men.
John Byng, Ride into the West, 1782. 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. 78–79. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1546520477379 accessed: 1 December, 2023
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|music at a military parade||performed by band of the Northampton Militia|
|Date/Time||25 August, 1782, in the morning|
|Listening Environment||outdoors, in public, solitary|
All spelling and punctuation copied from the original source.