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The Dickens Chalet Appeal

Dicken's ChaletThis Chalet once stood at Gad's Hill Place, Higham. It was used as a summer study by Charles Dickens from 1865 until his death in 1870. He was writing The Mystery of Edwin Drood in the chalet overlooking the River Thames and countryside the day he died.

John Knott chairman of the Rochester and Dickens Fellowship, said the building really needs to be completely taken apart and every bit of rotten wood replaced. At the moment it is unsafe to go inside but once restoration is complete we hope to open it for special events and appointments.

The Rochester and Chatham Branch of the Dickens Fellowship are arranging a series of events to raise money for this important appeal. For further details, please see the Events Calendar