Museum’s invite to Dickens reading

THEN: Full of life and shops galore  the eastern end of Highland Road in Edwardian days with Kassassin Street on the right.  Picture: Barry Cox Collection

NOSTALGIA: Snapshot of life in Edwardian Portsmouth

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VISITORS to Charles Dickens’ birthplace will be able to listen to a reading from the author’s work at an event.

The Dickens Fellowship Birthplace Branch is holding the day at The Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum, on Sunday, May 7.

Geoff Christopher, secretary, said: ‘As well as being able to look around the house in which Charles Dickens was born, at 3pm visitors will be able to listen to a reading from the author’s work being read by a member of the Dickens Fellowship.’

The museum, in Old Commercial Road, Portsmouth opens on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from April 1 until September 30. For more go to charlesdickensbirthplace.co.uk/