Plaque

Charles Dickens - Cranleigh Street

Erection date: 16/12/2013

Inscription

Charles Dickens lived in a house on this site, 1824 - 1829, later to be the home of the David Copperfield Children's Library, 1922 - 1932.
Brook and Cranleigh House Residents Association

In Dickens' time it was called Johnson Street. His house was number 29 though it had apparently changed to number 13 when the library was in occupation. Plaque unveiled by Simon Callow who has written extensively about Dickens, and has played him in a one-man show.

The plaque which was erected on the original building in 1911 is held at the Dickens Museum.

2023: Westminster Extra tells the story of the David Copperfield Library. 

Site: George Padmore & Dickens (2 memorials)

NW1, Cranleigh Street, 22, Cranleigh Houses / Brook House

Padmore's is the higher plaque.

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Charles Dickens - Cranleigh Street

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David Copperfield Children's Library

Founded by the American Rev. J. Brett Langstaff.  The picture is from 1947. ...

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Charles Dickens

Born, son of Elizabeth and John Dickens, at No.1 Mile End Terrace, Landport, ...

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Brook and Cranleigh House Residents Association

Also known as "Brook and Cranleigh House Tenants and Residents Association". ...

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Simon Callow

Actor, director, writer. Born Streatham.  

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George Padmore

George Padmore

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