Fifth Viscount Torrington in Cromford - 19 June, 1790

from A Tour in the Midlands, 1790, page 200:

My return was very slow; fearful of encount’ring the noise of the market folks of the inn […]

I came back too soon; for our house was in rustic revelry, with such a quantity of singing!  Solos, and in parts, and all kinds of chauntings, increasing with the beer, to an excess of bawling: but some of the voices I was obliged to hear, seem’d to possess much power.

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. 200. accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Cromford


Fifth Viscount Torrington
Army officer, civil servant, diarist

Listening to

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singing and revelry at the inn performed by revellers at the inn

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 June, 1790
Medium live

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 03 Jan 2019 16:54:02 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Mar 2019 10:31:01 +0000