Fifth Viscount Torrington et al. in Llanfair Caereinion, Montgomeryshire - 3 July, 1784

from A Tour to North Wales, 1784, pages 138–140:

The view from the hill over Llanvair, and the stream beyond it, meandring betwixt woods, aided by a glittering setting sun, was truly enlivening; as well as the sound of the church bells, and the buz of the people: but, too soon, I discover’d the little town to be throng’d with market folk, and uproar.  T.B. came forth to say, that at the Goat ale-house (to which we had a recommendation) there were no horse-lodgings; and so, he had try’d the Cross-Foxes, (the arms of Sr W. W. Wynn) where, at last, the horses …   more >>

cite as

John Byng, A Tour to North Wales, 1784. 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. 138–140. accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Llanfair Caereinion, Montgomeryshire


Fifth Viscount Torrington
Army officer, civil servant, diarist

Listening to

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violin music to accompany dancing
church bells

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 July, 1784
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public


All spelling and punctuation copied from the original source.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 03 Jan 2019 13:31:25 +0000
Approved on Thu, 24 Jan 2019 14:42:59 +0000