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Offline bromptonboy

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Re: Famous Visitors to Chatham Garrison, 1869
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2017, 13:31:56 »
The only Lord Roberts mention I can find refers to 1905 when he opened the Territorial Drill Hall in Boundary Road Chatham.

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Re: Famous Visitors to Chatham Garrison, 1869
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2017, 20:52:58 »
Would it be possible to find out other famous visitors at other times. I am trying to find out if Lord Roberts of Kandahar (or under any other of his titles at that time) visited the Chatham Garrison at any time(s) between 1883-1898 - Help would be appreciated

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Famous Visitors to Chatham Garrison, 1869
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2013, 11:47:55 »
Berkshire Chronicle - Saturday 19 June 1869

Mr. Motley paid a visit to Chatham garrison on Wednesday, accompanied by Mr. Dickens and Mr. Wilkie Collins and after inspecting the various departments took luncheon with General Murray, the commandant, at his official residence.

So far I've not been able to discover any more about this visit or its purpose. The Mr Dickens referred to is, of course, Charles Dickens, and Wilkie Collins is his fellow author. Mr Motley is probably John Lothrop Motley, the famous American historian who was in England at this time. This visit may have been one of Dickens' last as he died about a year later.
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