The Diary of Mary Ann Denham

Wootton Bridge 1857 -1859

Archive for July, 1858

July 30th, 1858 by Mary Ann

Friday 30th July 1858

My birthday. Mother sent me a bookmark. Intended going to Shanklin to spend the day but to some misunderstanding about getting a pony and cart I was disappointed. In the evening I and the two children went to chapel corner and picked a few winkles, then we rode from Wootton Bridge in Mr. Taylor’s cart. […]

July 29th, 1858 by Mary Ann

29th July 1858

Mr. G.C and Mr. J.G.G. returned form Portsdown.

July 27th, 1858 by Mary Ann

Tuesday 27th July 1858

Portsdown Fair.  Mr. G.C and Mr. J.G.G. went to Portsdown.   Editors note: Portsdown Fair was an annual event taking place on the 26th, 27th and 28th July. The last fair was held in 1861. The fair was revived in Edwardian times being held on Easter Monday. The picture above is from 1910.  

July 26th, 1858 by Mary Ann

Monday 26th July 1858

I and Annie and Emma went to Shide for Grandma’s Interest money.  In the afternoon Julia and Annie went to Littletown Sabbath School Anniversary Tea party. Mr. W. Cooper and Mrs. Cooper called to see Grandma on their return from Rookley.

July 25th, 1858 by Mary Ann

Sunday 25th July 1858

I and Annie and Emma went to Wootton Church. In the afternoon Cousin William drank tea with us. In the evening Mr. and Mrs …… called in.

July 24th, 1858 by Mary Ann

Saturday 24th July 1858

Very showery day.

July 23rd, 1858 by Mary Ann

Friday 23rd July 1858

I and Emma Jane went to Newport. Mrs. Dennis Miss Emma Austin and Mary Louisa and the baby Lucy Emily drank tea with us.

July 22nd, 1858 by Mary Ann

Thursday 22nd July 1858

I went to Newport.

July 21st, 1858 by Mary Ann

Wednesday 21st July 1858

I went to Newport, In the afternoon I went to Ryde to invite Cousins Annie Eliza and Emma Jane to stay with us a few weeks. Mr. G.C. rode home to Wootton Bridge with me.

July 20th, 1858 by Mary Ann

Tuesday 20th July 1858

Aunt Ann went to Ventnor.