Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Charles Dickens 200th Birthday

Charles Dickens 200th  Birthday

It is said that Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Famous Victorian writer actually stayed at the Bulls Head in South street Dorking Surrey. 
 He set up part of The Pickwick Papers his first Novel. He modelled the character of Tony Weller on the coach proprietor of the Bulls Head Pub in South Street Dorking and stayed and spent time at the pub.

           Featured below  are some of the places in Kent, where Dickens stayed. He first came to 
            Kent at the age of 5 and fell in love with the Garden of England.


          As  we celebrate the 200th Birthday of our famous Author take a look at some pictures 
          taken from the 1880s  his favourite haunts and inspirations for his stories and characters.




THE CHALET ROCHESTER KENT 1880



            


TAVISTOCK HOUSE ROCHESTER 1880



Tavistock House was the home of  Charles Dickens and his family from 1851 to 1860.


CHALK CHURCH IN CHALK VILLAGE 1880 WHERE DICKENS HONEYMOONED AND TOOK HOLIDAYS
Many of his characters and stories were taken from his experiences and characters he met in his native Kent. For example Rochester which he loved the unfinished Mystery of Edwin Drood

For copies of any of the above Pictures engravings taken from a Victorian Book please get in touch

paulstacey88@gmail.com


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