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 Please note the conference this year will be at the slightly later date of 5-8 August 2024, at Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. Further details here.


Regular meeting venue: Meeting are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month, normally in the hall of Gad’s Hill School which is in the grounds of Charles Dickens’ home, Gad’s Hill Place. Entrance is via the main school entrance in Crutches Lane. There is a car park, good wheelchair access and facilities for the disabled.
Hon Gen Secretary: Steve Martin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: 01474 560250
Treasurer: Vacant post
Webpage administrator: Claire Hitchcock This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web page for house: www.gadshillplace.co.uk
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One of the oldest and most respected branches in the Dickens Fellowship, branch 13 was founded in 1903. Rochester and Chatham have close links with Dickens, who spent his childhood years in Chatham and his later years at Gad’s Hill in Higham near Rochester. The connecting towns are featured in many of his novels. Rochester has two Dickens festivals a year. Our branch president is Gerald Dickens, the great-great grandson of Charles Dickens. We have an interesting and varied programme of talks and social events. We strive to be all inclusive and pride ourselves on our proactive outreach attitude. Some of our members are part of our voluntary team of guides that host tours of Gad’s Hill Place during its open season.

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