Charles Dickens and his West London Connections

Lucinda Hawksley gives a talk at the Hounslow History Society

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Charles Dickens and His West London Connections is the subject of the first meeting of the Hounslow and District History Society’s new season on 25 September 2012 at 8pm. This time it will take place at the Feltham Assembly Hall, Hounslow Road, Feltham where there is ample free parking.

The Society is delighted and privileged to welcome Charles Dickens’s great-great-great granddaughter, herself a well-known authoress including “Charles Dickens: A Bicentenary Celebration” and who has appeared on television.

Charles Dickens is normally associated with Bloomsbury but West London also played an important role in his life, from the very earliest days of his marriage through to the height of his fame. The current excellent exhibition at Feltham Library illustrates this.

Lucinda lives in West London and she will explore her famous relative’s associations with our area, highlighting why he remains relevant 200 years after his birth.

There will be a charge of just £3.00 for Members and £5.00 for non-Members, given the special nature of the occasion and venue but light refreshments will be included. Lucinda is a lively, interesting and articulate speaker so her talk will provide an added local dimension to the great author Charles Dickens. Everyone, including newcomers, is welcome.


September 21, 2012

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