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Bexley archives to delve into borough's literary history

PUBLISHED: 06:00 20 September 2013

What is Roald Dahl's connection to Bexley? Find out in the local studies talk

What is Roald Dahl's connection to Bexley? Find out in the local studies talk

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Bexley may not immediately spring to mind when it comes to great literature, but - as librarian Will Cooban has discovered while researching a forthcoming talk - we have a lot more literary legacies than you may think.

What is Delia Smith's connection to Bexley? Please credit PA/ Dominic LipinskiWhat is Delia Smith's connection to Bexley? Please credit PA/ Dominic Lipinski

Down the ages we’ve had dozens of great authors – some famous and a few infamous – living or working here, and all with fascinating stories. We have the man who wrote the original Starlight Express in a hut on Barnehurst Golf Course.

We have a world famous Victorian lady travel writer from Bexleyheath who enjoyed dining on crocodile meat.

And we’ve two of Britain’s bestselling authors who both lived in the same street in Sidcup. Who were they?

Well, you’ll have to come to the talk to find out!

Discover Dickens, Dahl and Delia and many more as Will unearths some literary links with local authors down the ages.

Some you’ll have heard of, others maybe not – but they’ve all left their mark, and all had tales to tell.

So, for a mix of history, literature, and potted biography, why not book yourself a ticket at our talk?

It is on Thursday, October 17 at Bexley’s Local Studies and Archives Centre in Bexleyheath Library in Townley Road from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Tickets cost £3.50 and should be purchased in advance from the Local Studies and Archives Centre.

For more information email archives@bexley.gov.uk.

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