The Diary of Mary Ann Denham

Wootton Bridge 1857 -1859
August 11th, 1858

Wednesday 11th August 1858

Grandma better. In the evening Annie & Emma Jane and I went to a picnic at Packsfield it was a very select and agreeable party, we arrived home by 9 o’clock by our threeselves.

June 25th, 1858

Friday 25th June 1858

Quite an excitement today about Mr. Tribbecks donkey, last evening it strayed from Packsfield and took refuge in  Beech Lane fields with the other donkeys. They were the whole of Friday trying to catch him but could not succeed until this evening it came in our house went into the meal store had a peep into the hall and left again very unceremoniously.

August 31st, 1857

Monday 31st August 1857

Rather unpleasant weather in and out of doors. In the evening we went to a “Gipsy Party” at Packsfield, I enjoyed myself very much. Mr. G. C came home with us.