Watling Street passes through the town, and slightly to the south the M2 motorway and the High Speed 1 railway line bridge the River Medway.
Of interest is the mention of "inevitable traffic jams" on the Strood side of Rochester Bridge, the novel being written some years prior to the construction of the M2 motorway Medway bypass.
730 Hrofæscæstre, 811 Hrofescester, 1086 Rovescester, 1610 Rochester.The festival has since grown from a ni rebate 2016/17 small gathering of local Morris dance sides to one of the largest in the world.Temporarily turning away from the rural songs of the middle England Morris teams, this time around the band has been delving deep into a repertoire of songs born of the industrial revolution, specifically of their home town, Manchester.10 Civic history and traditions edit Rochester was recognised as a City from 1211 to 1998.Climate data for Stanford-le-Hope (nearest climate station to Gravesend) Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Average high C (F).9 (46.2).0 (46.4).9 (51.6).2 (55.8).8 (62.2).9 (67.8).1 (71.8).2 (72).4 (66.9).Where: Rochester, Kent -High Street, when: May Day Bank Holiday Weekend, time: From 10am Saturday onwards.Continued expansion south has led to the creation of an additional more recent parish of St Justus (1956) covering The Tideway estate and surrounding area.More 2018 de tails coming soon!Rochester has produced two martyrs: St John Fisher, executed by Henry viii for refusing to sanction the divorce of Catherine of Aragon ; and Bishop Nicholas Ridley, executed by Queen Mary for being an English Reformation protestant.Publishing Letters Patent dated, text also available from Medway Council archives website c "Houses of Benedictine monks: The cathedral priory of St Andrew, Rochester - British History Online".
Though not unique to Rochester (similar sweeps' gatherings were held across southern England, notably in Bristol, Deptford, Whitstable and Hastings its revival was directly inspired by Dickens' description of the celebration in Sketches by Boz.
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Rochester city centre's micro-climate is more accurately reflected by these officially recorded figures than by readings taken at Rochester Airport.
Bus Bus services are operated by Arriva Southern Counties, which took over the locally owned Maidstone District bus company in the 1990s.During the Celtic period it was one of the two administrative centres of the Cantiaci tribe.Rochester was for many years a favourite.The 2011 adventure film Ironclad (dir.Jonathan English) is based upon the 1215 siege of Rochester Castle.In AD 604 the bishopric and cathedral were founded.Holcombe Hockey Club is one of the largest in the country, 52 and is based at Holcombe Park.The Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions informed the city council that since it was the local government district that officially held City status under the 1982 Letters Patent, the council would need to appoint charter trustees to preserve its city status, but the.King Ethelbert of Kent (560616) established a legal system which has been preserved in the 12th century Textus Roffensis.