The Diary of Mary Ann Denham

Wootton Bridge 1857 -1859
June 9th, 1858

Wednesday 9th June 1858

The annual R……… show was held at the Eight Bells Inn Carisbrooke yesterday. Last Monday the 7th the Isle of Wight and South Hants cricket clubs played a match on the Antelope Ground Southampton, yesterday Mr. Henry Bedstone of Brighstone was drowned while bathing at Appley near Ryde, he was 22 years of age, and on the 3rd inst Mrs George Ball on Coppins Bridge departed this life aged 54 years.

February 22nd, 1858

Monday 22nd February 1858

Mother and I went to Newport, we looked at Mrs Jackman’s house on Coppins Bridge, but it was sadly out of repair.