Hosted by the Dickens Fellowship in Nottingham
The weekend began on the Friday afternoon with the opportunity to visit the Bromley House Subscription Library in Angel Row. One member was heard to say ‘I think I’ve died and gone to heaven!’. The Library is housed in an 18th c town house, full of books, over different levels. It really is a gem. And in the evening a group of us met up for a meal.
The AGM itself, and the events on Saturday, centred on the Mechanics Institute, with talks on Dickens and on Lawrence. We also stayed there for the evening meal – with entertainment provided by the diners, with no shortage of volunteers to read from their favourite writers.
On the Sunday, there were optional walking tours of Nottingham, and visits to D H Lawrence’s birthplace and to Lord Byron’s home at Newstead Abbey. It was a great way to round off a very interesting weekend.