Are you lucky enough to remember when Eastgate House was last open to the public, when it was the Dickens Centre (1979-2004), or before that when it was the City Museum (1903-1979)? Perhaps you worked there?
Perhaps you remember visiting the house as a child and running up and down the stairs? Or do you have special memories of visiting the gardens?
Tell us about your special memories.
Over the coming months, we will be gathering stories and photographs about Eastgate House in advance of its re-opening to the public in early 2017, when it will become a first class visitor attraction and multi-functional community space. We are calling on those who may have visited or worked at the house in the past to share their stories, special memories and photographs with us.
As part of our work to interest people in the house and engage the local community, the best stories and photographs will be posted on a new memories page on our website and featured at the events we attend, such as the Dickens Festival. They may also be used within the house when it re-opens to enhance the story of the house’s rich and fascinating history.
Please send your memories to us using our contact form, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post to the Secretary, Friends of Eastgate House c/o 31 The Esplanade, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1QW.
Please include your name, email address, contact telephone number, the approximate date of your story and copies of any photographs you have. No stories or quotes will be used without your consent.
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