Darlington, Co Durham

William Herschel (1738-1822) visited the home of Sir Ralph Milbanke, Halnaby House, near Darlington, in 1760, and composed two symphonies there. He also gave performances there in 1761. At the time, he was head of the Durham Militia Band.

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