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.
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.
News and Programme 2023-24
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