Saturday, January 30, 2016

No wonder Dickens liked Richmond

Dickens' many associations with Richmond are helpfully documented by the town's library. He enjoyed holidays at the Star and Garter Hotel and refers to the Terrace in Pickwick Papers.

Tracey Tupman, having retired to Richmond, "walks constantly on The Terrace during the summer months, with a youthful and jaunty air which has rendered him the admiration of the numerous elderly ladies of single condition, who reside in the vicinity." Today, the Terrace was worth a walk for its famous view even though it's still January.

The rest of the town was looking good too.