printer icon


Celebration Dinner 17th August 1909

Upwards of 50 workmen employed by E.W. Jenkins of Newport in the building of the new church of St Mark’s Church, Station Road, Wootton were entertained on Tuesday evening by building committee of the church. This was by a way of saying thank you for the excellent work carried out by them during its construction and it was announced that the church would be dedicated on Sunday the 29th August.

The evening consisted of a meal followed by songs, recitations and music provided by a gramophone, tobacco and cigarettes were provided for the guests.

Various toast were made during the evening and towards the end Mr Jenkins presented to the committee, stalls, for use in the church, which had been designed by the architect and made by his workmen. Rev. Miles Atkinson [curator-in-charge] thanked all those responsible for the superb gift.

At the end of the evening Mr Jenkins on behalf of his men thanked everyone responsible for organising the event, which have been greatly enjoyed by all.

Source: Isle of Wight County Press, August 1909

This page was last edited on: 26th January, 2022 17:50:24

This Site is Sponsored by:


Help To Support Us

Wootton Bridge Historical is run as a not for profit organisation, if you have found this site useful please help to keep it running by donating a small amount.

Donate »

Another Way To Support Us

If you are looking for fast reliable web hosting you can do no better than Vidahost. We receive a small commission for each sale which helps us to keep Wootton Bridge Historical running.

Sign up »

Wootton Bridge Walks

Wootton Walk leaflet

If you are visiting the Isle of Wight you may be interested in our Wootton Walks leaflets which include a large scale route map.

These leaflets enable you, in a series of five walks, to explore some of our village’s history and beautiful surroundings. Enjoy your walk.

Continue Reading »