Dickens will be remembered in Midhurst

THE Midhurst Society is ensuring that Dickens and his family are remembered this year, not only in Westminster Abbey where the Prince of Wales laid a wreath on Dickens’ tomb on his birth date last week, but also here in Midhurst.

At the first lecture of the society’s 2012 programme there is a one-off opportunity to hear about the remarkable man from Lucinda Hawksley, a full-time writer and great- great-great granddaughter of Charles Dickens. She will present a special insight into Dickens’ family- including Katey his celebrity artist daughter – and what it means to grow up with the legacy of being a descendant of one of the world’s most influential and popular authors.

It takes place at the Memorial Hall, Rother College, North Street, Midhurst on Thursday, February 23 starting at 7pm. The entry charge for members is £2, non-members £4 and students (aged 12 and over) £1.