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Dickens goes back in time.


THE great great grandson of Charles Dickens returned to an Anglesey inn that his famous relative once savaged for its food 153 years ago.

It was in 1859 that the young Charles Dickens, then a reporter for the Illustrated London News, was sent to the island to cover the tragic sinking of the Royal Charter.

He stayed in Ye Olde Bulls Head Inn in Beaumaris while reporting on the story and later gave the food a fierce critique in his book entitled The Uncommercial Traveller.

Yesterday his great great grandson Gerald Charles Dickens arrived by horse and carriage at the same inn for a special night of celebration.

The actor and director performed readings from famous Dickens novels in the bar area amongst the antique furniture and also in the lounge area.

Bulls Head owner Keith Rothwell served up some traditional Victorian food to Gerald and said that they had forgiven his ancestor for the bad review.

? A video of the visit is on


Gerald Charles Dickens arrives in Victorian style at The Bull, Beaumaris - 153 years after his great novelist ancestor Pic: HADYN IBALL
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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Nov 7, 2012
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