Fifth Viscount Torrington in Northampton - 7 June, 1790

from A Tour in the Midlands, 1790, page 154:

Pass Woburn; drag thro’ the sands; change horses near Newport: and, after a tedious crawl, reach Northampton at 8 o’clock. […] Here were quarter’d the Nthn. Regiment, whose drums rattled the Retreat with unusual clamour: surely these noises must be a sad, and dangerous nuisance.

cite as

John Byng, A Tour in the Midlands, 1790. 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 2 (London, 1935), p. 154. accessed: 2 March, 2024

location of experience: Northampton


Fifth Viscount Torrington
Army officer, civil servant, diarist

Listening to

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military drums performed by the Northampton Regiment

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 June, 1790
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 03 Jan 2019 16:29:03 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Mar 2019 10:22:20 +0000