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

Listeners

1st Duke of Dalmatia
General, statesman
1769-1851

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

Notes

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