Peter Hawker in Belfast - 20 July, 1834

from Journal entry, 20 July 1834, page 59:

Went up to the barracks, and spent the whole day with the officers, and never got back to my hotel till between one and two in the morning, as we sat seven hours at the mess. In the afternoon I marched to church with the regiment, this day being Sunday, and then took a drive to see the country. Much delighted with the 74th’s excellent kind fellows; capital mess, splendid band, and in every respect a regiment that I felt proud to have placed my son in.

cite as

Peter Hawker, Journal entry, 20 July 1834. In The Diary of Colonel Peter Hawker 1802–1853, volume 2 (London, 1893), p. 59. accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: Belfast


Peter Hawker
Amateur Musician, Army officer, Sportsman, Writer

Listening to

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Military music performed by Band of the 74th Highlanders

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 July, 1834
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:18:55 +0100
Approved on Tue, 21 Aug 2018 19:40:09 +0100