Sylvia Townsend Warner in England - 15 February, 1952

from The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner, pages 186-187:

We spent the morning listening to the King's funeral.  Good things were - the muffled Westminster bells: the iron-chain noise of the feet of the ratings and the troops (just like Great Eye's beach after storm) and the ripple of the horse-hoofs.  Big Ben tolling once a minute for each year (56) of the King's life; above all, at Paddington & at Windsor, the pipe-playing.  I think I have never heard better, especially Macheidlhe - I don't know how to spell it - the Cameronian tune: strange how small, after the long piping and marching up to St George's, the actual church …   more >>

cite as

Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Claire Harman (ed.), The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner (:London, 1995), p. 186-187. accessed: 23 July, 2024

location of experience: England


Sylvia Townsend Warner
Musicologist, Writer

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 February, 1952
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Wed, 23 Sep 2015 12:35:02 +0100
Approved on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 16:57:28 +0100