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Finnegan's Market 2019 | Montreal Dickens Fellowship

Montreal Dickens Fellowship
for the best of times

Finnegan's Market 2019
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17 of our members descended upon Finnegan's Market in Hudson for our annual Dickens Treasure Hunt.

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We divided into teams and spent around 2 hours looking for Dickens memorabilia

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Among the items spotted were a Sikes head wall plaque

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a Two Wellers plate

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a statue of Fagin

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a statue of Tony Weller

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a photo of Sampson Brass (Old Curiosity Shop)

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(These wacky plaques have been spotted all over the world and have been in existence since at least the 1980s) The plaque that declares nothing happened on the site in 1897 does not make the place dull, rather it becomes intriguing as to who might have put it up, what might have been their view of the world, what story they might have to tell. Nothing happening is sometimes more interesting than something happening.

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7 items were found by our winning team, who were rewarded with the Wellers plate

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We had lunch at Clarence and Cripps', a beautiful British Emporium

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Their shop is stocked with hard-to-find British treats.

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The upstairs dining room has a British decor and offered a wonderful setting for our lunch

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We were joined by Charlotte's special friend, our new fellowship mascot, life-size puppet Grip the raven!

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We all tried out some traditional British dishes

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Tomato soup

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Fish and chips

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Steak and Kidney pie

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Bangers and Mash

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Battenberg cake

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Many thanks to owners, Nicky and Derrick for helping to make our outing such a success.