The Diary of Mary Ann Denham

Wootton Bridge 1857 -1859
August 31st, 1858

Tuesday 31st August 1858

I went to Newport. Mr. W.D. and Miss D. came home with me. We then went to a picnic party near Wootton Bridge. We arrived there rather to early so we went for a very pleasant walk as far as Woodside and back again we then had tea and tript on the light fantastic  till dusk after which we returned to Mr. R. Cooper Farm which was fitted up for the occasion, a great many friends from Newport honoured us with their company, we arrived home by ¼ past 10 o’clock, our little picnic gave I believe general satisfaction to all who had the pleasure of going.

June 21st, 1857

Sunday 21st June 1857

Julia and I went to church W. Lee preached.

In the evening Mrs Alford Miss Alford Norah I and Julia and Mr. R C went to Woodside arrived home about a 1/4 to ten o’clock

May 20th, 1857

Wednesday 20th May 1857

Had the chimney swept. Mr R.Cooper lost some pork from his shop.