The Diary of Mary Ann Denham

Wootton Bridge 1857 -1859
November 4th, 1858 by Mary Ann

Thursday 4th November 1858

Julia went to Newport. The invitation to the members of the borough of Newport to dine with their constituents was accepted today, at the Queens’s Rooms about 275 of the electors and their friends had the opportunity of welcoming their respected representatives, Charles Mangles and Charles Bart Esqs., in the good old English style with with good old English fare and the best the cellar could supply. The viands were supplied most bountifully by Mr. Read of the Wheatsheaf. On Saturday Jacob Brading was charged with trespassing in pursuit of game and fined 40s and costs. At Ryde there was a tea party held at the Working Men’s Institute.