The Diary of Mary Ann Denham

Wootton Bridge 1857 -1859

Archive for May, 1858

May 31st, 1858 by Mary Ann

Monday 31st May 1858

Julia very tired indeed, we put Daisy out in Mr Alford’s fields for the first time this year.

May 30th, 1858 by Mary Ann

Sunday 30th May 1858

I went to Wootton Church, Mr Deacon has had Mrs Deacon and her sons graves enclosed by a very handsome railing. In the afternoon Julia went to Ryde in the  evening, Mr. Krothrio and Cousin William came home with Julia.

May 29th, 1858 by Mary Ann

Saturday 29th May 1858

Julia bought a new bonnet.

May 28th, 1858 by Mary Ann

Friday 28th May 1858

We had a half hundred faggots from the copse opposite our house. In the afternoon Julia went to Chapel Corner for some stones. Mr George Wall drank tea will us. In the evening I did some gardening.

May 27th, 1858 by Mary Ann

Thursday 27th May 1858

In the afternoon I went for a walk as far as Chapel Corner. Mr Wall and George went to Fareham Asylum.

May 26th, 1858 by Mary Ann

Wednesday 26th May 1858

Last day of the fair, very fine weather indeed.

May 25th, 1858 by Mary Ann

Tuesday 25th May 1858

I went to Newport. In the afternoon Julia walked in and drank tea with Miss Rolf. She arrived home about 9 o’clock.

May 24th, 1858 by Mary Ann

Monday 24th May 1858

Miss Wall and I went to Carisbrooke Castle about 3 o’clock it poured with rain so we got very wet indeed. In the evening we went to the circus, there was an excursion to Alum Bay, a teaparty at Littletown, Merston, St Helens etc.

May 23rd, 1858 by Mary Ann

Sunday 23rd May 1858

In the afternoon Miss Wall and I walked into Newport heard Mr Procter of  Nodehill Chapel preach a very excellent sermon in the circus. After tea we walked to Carisbrooke Mr. Mathews showed us all over the new cemetery, after resting for a short while we returned home. Cousin William and Mr Krother drank tea […]

May 22nd, 1858 by Mary Ann

Saturday 22nd May 1858

Whit Saturday.  In the afternoon Julia walked into Newport and payed Miss Osborn for making her new dress.