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Caption for Tong, The Village 1898: There is hardly anywhere in England that Charles Dickens did not visit and then use in a story. It was in Tong that he buried Little Nell in his book 'The Old Curiosity Shop', and so immediately gave rise to a thriving local tourist industry for visitors to see her grave. The grave is still there!

Memories of Tong

My name is Irene Harriett Potts (nee Bryon), I was born 18-1-1921 at my granny's house in Bishops Wood (her name was Harriet Robinson). Our home was number 23 Offoxy Road, Tong, I lived there with my parents Louie and William Bryon, two sisters Eileen and Hilda and my brother William.   In 1924 after my (...Read full memory)

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