We aim to knit together in a common bond of fellowship, lovers of that great master of humour and pathos, Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812-70);
and to spread the love of humanity, which is the keynote of all his works.
Meetings are on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (except December, January & February)
at The Faichney Room, Toorak Uniting Church, 603 Toorak Rd, Toorak, Victoria starting 7:30pm for 7:45pm
We welcome visitors. Please just come along & announce yourself. (Map)
If you have any questions or are interested in joining, please CONTACT US
Book of the year: Hard Times
Next event: Wed 17th Apr 2019 in The Faichney Room
“From Coketown to Lyon” presented by Brian Ruck
In the novel Hard Times, the cotton mill owner Mr Bounderby, took his new bride Louisa, on honeymoon to Lyon in France so that he could find out how ‘the hands’ were treated in that city. He wanted to see first-hand what was happening in other industries, in particular, the silk weaving industry for which Lyon was famous.
This talk will explore the trials, tribulations and vicissitudes of those involved in the cotton and the silk industry, in the early to mid-nineteenth century.
Members are invited to renew their subscriptions (1st Sept to 31st Aug) – Rates: Individual ($30); Family ($50)
New members are welcome to join