Wednesday, 8 February 2012
Blue plaque to Charles Dickens unveiled.
Today, the day after his 200th birthday, a new plaque was unveiled at the Holiday Inn by his great-great grandson Ian Dickens (centre). Mr Dickens gave an eloquent, witty speech which suggested he has inherited something of his ancestor's way with words. There are now 207 descendants of the great man world-wide the youngest being a few months old.
On the left is Averil Older, Chair of the Commemorative Plaque Panel, on the right the Deputy Mayor, Cr.Geoff Wells.