Fifth Viscount Torrington in The New Inn, Corwen - 27 July, 1793, at night

from A Tour to North Wales, 1793, pages 248–250:

I am now arrived at Corwen, New Inn; and found it occupy’d by Sr. J.L. and suite, in great pomp, and parade, and by valets, in greenand red, and gold!!  […]  The harper play’d away, upon the stairs, at the command of Sr. J.L.; and I had an equal advantage: This harper was far superior to Mr Evan of Llangollen, who was an heavy-handed beast, without any genius.…   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. 248–250. accessed: 26 May, 2024

location of experience: The New Inn, Corwen


Fifth Viscount Torrington
Army officer, civil servant, diarist

Listening to

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Welsh harp music performed by Edward Jones

Experience Information

Date/Time 27 July, 1793, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public, solitary


All spelling and punctuation copied from the source.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 03 Jan 2019 18:32:06 +0000
Approved on Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:17:35 +0000