Children in Sandgate, Newcastle, 1890
City Library recently hosted an entertaining talk with Christopher Goulding from the Royal Grammar School to celebrate the bicentenary Charles Dickens’ birth. The talk outlined Dickens’ links with Newcastle, such as his performances at the Music Hall on Newson Street and his account of the aftermath of the Great Fire of Newcastle in 1854. If you missed the talk you can listen to Christopher Goulding talk about the Dickens legacy with Kerry Bossons from Newcastle Libraries.
Look out for the forthcoming exhibition on Charles Dickens and Victorian Newcastle which opens at City Library on 9 April.