Rochester Kent UK. Richard Watts in 1579 founded a charity in the memory of his wife Mary. Charity provided for six poor travellers one nights accomodation in this his gouse and 4d.  79 High Street Rochester. Six Poor Travellers House is a 16th-century charity house in Rochester, Kent, founded by the local MP Richard Watts to provide free lodgings for poor travellers. Watts left money in his will for the benefit of six poor travellers, each of whom, according to a plaque on the outside of the building, would be given lodging and "entertainment" for one night before being sent on his way with fourpence..The house was the inspiration for Charles Dickens' short story "The Seven Poor Travellers" (with Dickens himelf, as narrator, being the seventh traveller).
Six Poor Travelers Richard watts House kent Charity UK
Rochester Kent UK. Richard Watts in 1579 founded a charity in the memory of his wife Mary. Charity provided for six poor travellers one nights accomodation in this his gouse and 4d. 79 High Street Rochester. Six Poor Travellers House is a 16th-century charity house in Rochester, Kent, founded by the local MP Richard Watts to provide free lodgings for poor travellers. Watts left money in his will for the benefit of six poor travellers, each of whom, according to a plaque on the outside of the building, would be given lodging and "entertainment" for one night before being sent on his way with fourpence..The house was the inspiration for Charles Dickens' short story "The Seven Poor Travellers" (with Dickens himelf, as narrator, being the seventh traveller).

Filename: Charles Dickens "The Seven Poor Travellers" Rochester Kent UK. Richard Watts house 1016.jpg
Source:
Date: 9 Aug 2011
Location: UK
Credit: HOMER SYKES
Copyright:
Model Release: No
Property Release: No
Restrictions:
Direct Link:
Keywords:
  • Charles Dickens
  • The Seven Poor Travellers
  • Rochester
  • Kent
  • Richard Watts
  • house
  • six poor travellers
  • charily
  • UK
  • BRITAIN
  • BRITISH
  • ENGLISH
  • ENGLAND
  • TRAVEL STOCK UK