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Following the talk, given by Thelma Grove on Dickens Man of Medway, a group of members visited Rochester and were given a guided tour by Ms Grove.

14 Historic sites were available to see, including the Guildhall Museum which includes two very informative galleries dedicated to Charles Dickens and his life.

The afternoon was sunny and perfect for the leisurely walk around Rochester. From there the group was taken by coach to Gad's Hill School, named by Dickens as his "Little Kentish Freehold".

He and his family lived there from 1857 to 1870. Now this 18th century house is a school but we were invited to visit part of the house, stroll in the grounds and appreciate Dickens's love for his "country home in the Garden of England".

Here Charles Dickens wrote a number of his novels and died at Gad's Hill Place whilst working on "The Mystery of Edwin Drood".

(Appreciation was expressed to Jill Webster for organising such an interesting and pleasant day.)

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