The Diary of Mary Ann Denham

Wootton Bridge 1857 -1859
December 24th, 1857

Thursday 24th December 1857

I went to Newport. In the evening Wootton Bandsman played six tunes to us. About 9 Mr. James Pittis called to see us on his return from London. Mr. Pittis Mr. Moore and Miss Ann Pittis also called in. We retired to rest about 1/2 past 10 o’clock.

October 29th, 1857

Thursday 29th October 1857

Mr Atrill brought grandma six bushels of swedes turnips. Mr William Wittington repaired the roof of Wootton Villa.

In the evening Wootton Bandsmen favoured us with a tune. Mother read aloud to us nearly the whole evening. We retired to rest about