The Diary of Mary Ann Denham

Wootton Bridge 1857 -1859
July 20th, 1857 by Mary Ann

Monday 20th July 1857

Rookley Teaparty. Mother Julia and I went in the donkey gig. It was a most delightful ride to Rookley a very pleasant teaparty, and a beautiful home.

In the evening but a slight circumstance occured just before tea, which ruffled Mamas temper very much indeed so that from 3 o’clock till I arrived home and went to bed I think I never was so truly uncomfortable in all my life. I don’t fancy I shall ever forget Rookley Teaparty.