Robert Francis Kilvert et al. in Chippenham - 30 August, 1873

from Diary of Francis Kilvert, 30 Aug. 1873, pages 224-225:

Driving into Chippenham with Fanny this morning we saw the headquarters of the 13th Hussars who had just marched in, band playing. They were on their way up from Dartmoor to Colchester. They had been taking part in disastrous manoeuvres. Horses and men looked thin, worn, weak, dirty and jaded and as if the best manoeuvres they could accomplish would be a manoeuvre into their barracks.
cite as

Robert Francis Kilvert, Diary of Francis Kilvert, 30 Aug. 1873. In William Plomer (ed.), Kilvert's Diary (London, 2013), p. 224-225. accessed: 12 July, 2024

location of experience: Chippenham


Experience Information

Date/Time 30 August, 1873
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 21 Mar 2014 19:10:28 +0000