Visit to the Dickens Museum - at 2 pm on Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Event Date: May 02, 2018

We have arranged for a self-guided tour of the novelist Charles Dickens fascinating home in Bloomsbury, 48 Doughty Street, London WC12N 2LX. 

Dickens, his wife Catherine and their infant son came to live in this 18th century house in March 1837 and two daughters were born here.  It was while living in the house that Dickens established his reputation as a writer with the publication of The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby.

The building was saved from demolition by the Dickens Fellowship in 1922 and has become a place of pilgrimage for admirers of the author.  It houses as enormous collection of Dickens memorabilia while still retaining the atmosphere of a family house.  

The visit will last around 1.5 hours.    There is a Garden Cafe and courtyard on the premises. 

To book your place please send a SAE together with your name, address and phone number together with a cheque for £10 Putney Society Members or £5 if you are a member of the Art Club.   The cheque should be payable to 'The Putney Society' and sent to Maureen Howley,  1 Elystan Court, 121 Howards Lane, London SW15 6QH

PLACES ARE LIMITED SO PLEASE BOOK EARLY

 

 

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