03. August 2019 - 11:00 till 14:00
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DISCOVER CHARLES DICKENS' ROCHESTER | Guildhall Museum | Saturday, 03. August 2019

If there is one literary name associated with Rochester, it is unquestionably.... CHARLES DICKENS.
 The town is littered with locations and names which Dickens drew on for inspiration throughout his career, featuring many of them in his fifteen novels, five novellas and hundreds of short stories, most notably ‘The Pickwick Papers’, ‘Great Expectations’, ‘The Seven Poor Travellers’ and his last – and unfinished – work, ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’. I’ll take you round all of them, showing you how Dickens incorporated them into his writing, and tying them into real events and coincidences which all add to the continuing interest in his work almost 150 years after his death.
If you run your own business and are stuck for ideas how to expand or you’d just like some inspiration to make your marketing more effective, come along and learn more about Charles Dickens rose from being just one of thousands of aspiring British writers in 1833, to become the highest earning author in the WORLD at the time of his death in 1870. He didn’t do that by accident, and I’ll show you the sharp business brain behind his success.
DURATION OF TOUR – 2-2.5 hours
WHAT’S THE COST? - All our walks are offered on a DONATION-ONLY basis. We believe NO ONE should be prevented from learning just because they can’t afford a set up front ticket price (up to £17 in the case of Rochester). For some, £1 is a lot of money. For this reason we leave this to your discretion.
 WHERE TO FIND OUR GUIDE - Meet your guide by the Victorian green and gold post box outsaide the Guildhall Museum at the bridges end of the High Street. Your guide will be holding a yellow meeting board showing ‘RHWT TOUR GUIDE’ so you can recognise them.
START TIME – Please read the listing carefully for set off time.
PLEASE NOTE - Children are welcome on all our tours, but parents should note that some of the content of the tour may not be suitable for the under 11’s as history can be a brutal thing, and there are very few places to sit along the routes, so children will be on their feet for the whole duration of the tour.
For updates to your booking and telephone contact details for your guide, please email us at: rochesterhistorywalkingtours@gmail.com