Branch Administrator: Claire Hitchcock
One of the oldest and most respected Branches in the Dickens Fellowship, branch 13 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 near Rochester. Both 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.
Rochester Dickensian Christmas Festival, Christmas Markets and Lights – Festival Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th December 2021
It has been agreed Dickens Christmas Festival will go ahead on 3rd Dec to 5th Dec. Rochester castle gardens Christmas Markets 27th and 28th Nov, 4th and 5th Dec, and Dec 10-12th Dec and the Rochester Christmas lights go on Saturday 27th Nov from 3:45pm. Further details from Medway Council Events Team.
Rochester & Chatham branch programme
Rochester & Chatham branch application form
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