Rochester Revisited


Some pictures from a recent visit to Rochester in Kent


La Providence – The French hospital. Founded in London in 1708 by a rich Huguenot to care for poor Huguenot refugees fleeing from persecution in France it moved to Rochester in 1959. Today is still alms-house for people of Huguenot descent.
Restoration House, so called because Charles II stayed here on the night before his restoration to the Throne of England and Scotland
The Vines – originally the site of the vineyard of the priory of Rochester Cathedral
The Coopers Arms – dates from 1199
Medieval buildings in the High St
Bridge House – originally offices of trust that built and controlled the Medway Bridge
A reminder of Rochester’s maritime heritage
Rochester Castle


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