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Dickensian Christmas

Fagin with the pipers, Thousands lined Rochester High Street to see the procession.

Rochester’s Dickensian Christmas has been held annually since 1988, which is fitting as Medway held such a special place in Charles Dickens’ life and work. The writer spent five of his childhood years in Medway from 1817 to 1822. He returned for the last few years of his life, dying at Gads Hill in 1870

The snow was falling in Rochester.

Pearly Queens and Kings.

Mr Pickwick.

School Children dance the streets of Rochester.

Bill Sykes and his pet dog.

Brenda Gilliam-Hill who played Miss Haversham, in the festival for 30 years passed away 7th Dec 2011

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