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.

cite as

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. accessed: 20 May, 2024

location of experience: Winchester


Fifth Viscount Torrington
Army officer, civil servant, diarist

Listening to

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music at a military parade performed by band of the Northampton Militia

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 August, 1782, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment outdoors, in public, solitary


All spelling and punctuation copied from the original source.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 03 Jan 2019 13:01:18 +0000
Approved on Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:15:43 +0000