Charles Dickens Postbox

Charles Dickens’ postbox, installed by Royal Mail at the author’s request in the 19th century, was recommissioned and put back into service in 2014. The postbox in Gads Hill, Higham, Kent, was officially reopened outside Dickens’ former home and now school, Gads Hill Place, by his great, great granddaughter, Marion Dickens.

A plaque has been attached next to the box to highlight its historical connection to the author and reads:’This letterbox outside Gad’s Hill Place, home of Charles Dickens, was used by the author and his family between 1859 and 1870. ‘Proudly restored in his memory by Royal Mail, 10.12.14’

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