The story behind the great Staplehurst rail crash of 1865. On 9th June 1865 Charles DIckens was a passenger on the tidal train from Folkestone when it crashed off a bridge between the villages Headcorn and Staplehurst killing 10 and injuring 40 more. On the anniversary of that fateful day, Gerald, currently working on a book about the crash, will share his research into the circumstances behind it. Not only will Gerald talk about his great great grandfather's involvedment but also introduce us to some of the passengers and their stories also.

The Day Dickens Almost Died
The Day Dickens Almost Died

Friday, February 5, 2021
at 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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The Venue

St MAry's Church, Tufton St
Ashford
Kent
TN23 1QG