1st Duke of Dalmatia et al. in Beulah Spa Gardens, near London - between at the end of the 1830's and in the beginning of the 1850's

from Reminiscences of a Country Journalist, pages 29-30:

Fifty years ago, [The Beulah Spa Gardens], with their pump -room, rosary, archery-ground, maze, camera obscura, &c., were one of the most fashionable resorts near London, and, on the occasion of the visit of Marshal Soult, they attracted such a large assemblage of the upper classes that the carriages extended from the neighbouring church of All Saints to Crown Lane. Associated with the gay scenes which the gardens presented […] was a handsome young man known…   more >>

cite as

Thomas Frost, Reminiscences of a Country Journalist (London, 1886), p. 29-30. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1665922500065 accessed: 20 April, 2024

location of experience: Beulah Spa Gardens, near London


1st Duke of Dalmatia
General, statesman

Listening to

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Unspecified military band music performed by Military Band
love lyrics accompanied by guitar performed by Charles Cochrane The Spanish Minstrel

Experience Information

Date/Time between at the end of the 1830's and in the beginning of the 1850's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public


Marshal General Jean-de-Dieu Soult (1769 – 1851) was a French general and statesman; he founded the French Foreign Legion. Charles Cochrane (1807 – 1855) was the author of The Journal of a Tour Made by Senor Juan De Vaga, the Spanish Minstrel of 1828-29’, an account of his travels in Britain and Ireland disguised as a Spanish minstrel. He was a campaigner for the poor of London, an interest shared with Thomas Frost, himself a radical writer, printer and Chartist.

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sun, 16 Oct 2022 13:15:00 +0100
Approved on Mon, 17 Oct 2022 12:57:13 +0100