Guide to Rochester Cathedral wrote:In the south transept of Rochester Cathedral is a plain, almost mean, brass to Charles Dickens:
"Charles Dickens. Born at Portsmouth, seventh of February, 1812.
"Died at Gadshill Place, by Rochester, ninth of June, 1870.
"Buried in Westminster Abbey. To connect his memory with the scenes in which his earliest and latest years were passed, and with the associations of Rochester Cathedral and its neighbourhood, which extended over all his life, this tablet, with the sanction of the Dean and Chapter, is placed by his Executors."
This recalls the fact that the great novelist left special instructions in his will: "I conjure my friends on no account to make me the subject of any monument, memorial, or testimonial whatever. I rest my claims to the remembrance of my country upon my published works."
KatG wrote:Personally I love the fact that most of the streets near me are named after Dickens characters/books - seems enough of a monument to me! :)
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