The Diary of John Carrington - June 1805
Audio footage of extracts from Carrington's diary
Read by Keith Morbey
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To Ware on Pony went from Hertford with Mr Allington (gentleman) and his band of Music, being chosen Captain of the Ware volunteers: they met him about half a mile on the road with their colours. Then entered the town and they marched through the principal streets of the same with his band playing; and bells ringing and drew them(selves) up against the Market House; and the Band playing God Save the King and fired 3 volleys. As being the King’s birthday and then dismissed and to repair to the Bull one Browns, to dine at 3 o’clock to a good dinner:….. with plenty of good wine and punch. And at 7 o’clock they drew up and marched him out of town…. They met him in the morning and then his band took him to Hertford and played him home.