Fifth Viscount Torrington et al. in Gloucester Cathedral - 26 July, 1787

from A Tour in South Wales, 1787, page 264:

[B]ut e’er we parted from Glos’ter, we wou’d attend the cathedral service, which Mr O[sborn]. (who had been here some days) said was executed with due decency: but we knew not of the grandeur of our company, for here were assembled the judges, the sheriff, with all the prime nobility of the town; so we thought ourselves lucky to get stalls.

  A long service, and tedious sermon!  The singing was good, and some of the boys voices seem’d excellent. …   more >>

cite as

John Byng, A Tour in South Wales, 1787. 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. 264. accessed: 23 February, 2024

location of experience: Gloucester Cathedral


Fifth Viscount Torrington
Army officer, civil servant, diarist
John Osborn
Army officer, Diplomat, Politician

Listening to

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service at Gloucester Cathedral performed by choir of Gloucester Cathedral

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 July, 1787
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


All spelling and punctuation copied from the original source.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 03 Jan 2019 15:33:06 +0000
Approved on Thu, 24 Jan 2019 15:01:07 +0000