The Diary of Mary Ann Denham

Wootton Bridge 1857 -1859
June 16th, 1858

Wednesday 16th June 1858

The Ryde Band played for the first time this season on the Esplanade near the Castle. Julia drank tea with Fanny at Woodhouse.

June 2nd, 1858

Wednesday 2nd June 1858

Miss. Jane Rolf dined with us. In the afternoon I went to Newport. Fanny drank tea with us, after tea I went to Woodhouse, Julia went part way home with Miss Rolf, she left Wootton Villa about half past 8. I had some fuchsias, dahlias etc  given me. I arrived home quarter past 9 o’clock.

April 28th, 1858

Wednesday 28th April 1858

I went to Newport had three programme’s of the amateur theatrical entertainment of tomorrow evening given me. In the evening Julia went to Woodhouse. Mr.G.W. gave Julia a beautiful nosegay. Miss J. Brading called to see us .

March 3rd, 1858

Wednesday 3rd March 1858

Julia went to Woodhouse and drank tea with Fanny.

In the evening we went to chapel. The converts this evening were Miss Julia Cooper, Miss Elizabeth Whittington and Mrs Whittington.

January 14th, 1858

Thursday 14th January 1858

Miss Fanny Wall* drank tea with us.


*Daughter of Phillip Wall of Woodhouse aged 20.

December 9th, 1857

Wednesday 9th December 1857

I went to Woodhouse.

October 1st, 1857

Thursday 1st October 1857

I drank tea at Woodhouse

July 15th, 1857

Wednesday 15th July 1857

In the evening I went to Woodhouse and Balhams Farm, Miss Alford hurt her eye much by a piece of needle striking it.

May 11th, 1857

Monday 11th May 1857

We took the bed furniture down, in the evening I and Miss Alford went to Woodhouse, I arrived home about 9 o’clock. Mrs. ? was confined yesterday with a son.