Fifth Viscount Torrington in Higham Ferrers - 14 July, 1793, in the morning

from A Tour to North Wales, 1793, page 204:

In a cool parlour [at the inn] I breakfasted comfortably; wrote letters; and then enquired about church going;my landlord thought it would be evening-service, but it proved to be morning:―So I powdered my hair, enter’d the church, and was shewn into a good pew amidst some farmers.  A large church; but a small congregation.…   more >>

cite as

John Byng, A Tour to North Wales, 1793. 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 3 (London, 1936), p. 204. accessed: 1 March, 2024

location of experience: Higham Ferrers


Fifth Viscount Torrington
Army officer, civil servant, diarist

Listening to

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singing at a church service

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 July, 1793, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


All spelling and punctuation copied from the source.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 03 Jan 2019 18:15:01 +0000
Approved on Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:57:32 +0000