As it has poured with rain all day today I thought I would share some pictures taken in Rochester after our trip to the Dickens Christmas Market.
In the High Street is an Almshouse which was extended in the 16 th Century to provide six travellers with one nights lodgings in separate bedrooms, a supper of 1 pound of meat, 1 pound of bread and a pint of ale and fourpence in the morning to see them of their way.
Charles Dickens visited the House in 1854 and made it the source of his Christmas story "The Seven Poor Travellers", we were told that he considered himself to be the seventh traveller hence the title.
Being Christmas time there were a few decorations around it and a good number of people were looking around. It is not open all the time but to local "followers" it is free entry and well worth a visit.
There is a lovely little garden at the back which is kept tended all year round and several nice touches to photograph.
The little bedrooms are all the same, three downstairs which are freely open to enter and the three upstairs which aren't open.
Each Bedroom had an alcove with a Candle with a Gazunder under the bed.
Hope you enjoyed our little trip around the House.
Thanks for looking,
Have a safe 2012.
nite nite, luv Mike XX