The Diary of Mary Ann Denham

Wootton Bridge 1857 -1859
December 21st, 1858

Tuesday 21st December 1858

The anniversary of St Thomas’ Church celebrated by a teaparty in the national school room. About 4000 people sat down to partake of the various refreshments, after tea Mr. Connor read a Christmas Carol the interval was filled up by singing, the company departed very much pleased with their evenings amusement.

September 26th, 1858

Sunday 26th September 1858

Julia went to Wootton Church. In the afternoon I drank tea at Mr. Dore’s. In the evening I went to St. Thomas’s Church . Mr. W.W.D walked home with me. Miss J. Rolf and Mr. F.L. Cousin William and little Annie drank tea with Grandma. Mr. J.P. called in about 9 o’clock on his return from Portsmouth.