Fifth Viscount Torrington in Derby - 20 June, 1789

from Tour in the Midlands, 1789, page 63:

How pleasant for the sick, or studious, must be the clattering of fifes, and drums, in narrow streets!  The musick of the militia parade was not of an offensive nature, being scarcely audible.

cite as

John Byng, Tour in the Midlands, 1789. In C. Bruyn Andrews (ed.), The Torrington Diaries Containing the Tours Throughout England and Wales of the Hon. John Byng (Later Fifth Viscount Torrington) Between the Years 1781 and 1794, volume 2 (London, 1935), p. 63. accessed: 25 July, 2024

location of experience: Derby


Fifth Viscount Torrington
Army officer, civil servant, diarist

Listening to

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music of a militia parade performed by musicians of the militia

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 June, 1789
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public


All spelling and punctuation copied from the original source.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 03 Jan 2019 16:12:38 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Mar 2019 10:19:54 +0000