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Souvenir of the George Borrow Celebration

Norwich, July 5th, 1913

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Author: James Hooper
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 16,630 / 56 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.1
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 223
Added to site: 2007.05.21 17048
Genre: Biography

their friends at the Maid's Head Hotel. At this time Captain Borrow and his family went to lodge at the Crown and Angel, an ancient hostelry in St. Stephen's Street. From that convenient centre, the recruiting-parties under Captain Borrow were very successful in obtaining men, by beat of drum instead of by ballot, as had previously been the practice. But troubles arose in Ireland, and in August, 1815, the West Norfolks were again on the move. They found themselves at Cork early in September, and marched on to Clonmel.

During their short interval at Norwich, George went to the Grammar School, and his brother studied painting with "Old Crome."

[Picture: The Grammar School]

Captain Borrow commanded a division, and George walked by his side, holding the stirrup-leather of his horse, while John Thomas Borrow, gazetted ensign in May and lieutenant in December, was in his place in the regiment. At Clonmel the Borrows lodged with a handsome athletic man and his wife, who enthusiastically welcome



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