Issue 26, May 2012

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Front Cover:
In celebration of Charles Dickens
To commemorate the 200th birthday of local author Charles Dickens (1812–1870)
News from The Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archive, Amy Adams, Project Coordinator
Brompton 200: Civilian Life in a Military Village

Obituary: Dulcie Jones

William Bartholomew - A Man of Probity, Pauline Weeds
Part Two: Political Life in Early Victorian Rochester

The Outings and Excursions of the People of the Medway Towns in the Nineteenth Century,
Peter Lyons
Part Two: Where They Went

Magnum Opus, Catharina Clement
A Glossary of Past & Present Pubs: Chatham from 1746-2000 (A to M) by Roy Murrant

Archives Update, Alison Cable, Borough Archivist
Report to the FOMA AGM, 17 April 2012

A Clock Tower Special Feature
Charles Dickens

Events happening up to the end of this year

Textus Dickensis: An (almost) comprehensive analysis of resources on
Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812-1870) at the
Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre, Irina Fridman

Dickensian Anecdotes, Odette Buchanan

Harriet Dickens, Brenda Paternoster

The Tudor Garden at Restoration House, Elaine Gardner

A Dickens of a Night Out!,Sue Haydock

Is this the hand of Dickens?, Dr Andrew Ashbee

Cindy’s Little Gems, Cindy O’Halloran
Anyone for Football?
Lionel Messi and the Higham connection