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AN AFTERNOON IN ROCHESTER ,KENT, UK.

Great expectations !

On my holidays to mainland Europe, i stay overnight in London, so that i can take the early Eurostar train. This gave me time to take a
trip out to Rochester. Rochester is a historic city in Medway, Kent England. 30 minutes by High Speed Train. I spent a nice afternoon
roaming around. The A2 is the main road, it takes the route of the Roman Road , Watling Street. --- Charles Dickens , 1812 to 1870 , English Writer, some of his novels were written in Rochester.--His novels include " Great Expectations", "Tale of two Cities", "Christmas Carol","Oliver Twist","David Copperfield","Pickwick Papers " etc. He lived in several places in Rochester.HS1. -  HIGH  SPEED  TRAIN  AT  ST.  PANCRAS  STATION. 30 minutes  to  Rochester. -- This  train  as  the  name  Daley  Thompson, the  British Decathlete,  who  received  Gold medals  at  two  Olympic  games.

HS1. - HIGH SPEED TRAIN AT ST. PANCRAS STATION. 30 minutes to Rochester. -- This train as the name Daley Thompson, the British Decathlete, who received Gold medals at two Olympic games.

ROCHESTER , KENT,  UK.   -- Eastgate  House, an  Elizabethan  Town  House built  1590 's.   Associated  with  Charles  Dickens. Now  a  museum.

ROCHESTER , KENT, UK. -- Eastgate House, an Elizabethan Town House built 1590 's. Associated with Charles Dickens. Now a museum.

ROCHESTER  KENT,  UK  --  Eastgate  House.

ROCHESTER KENT, UK -- Eastgate House.

ROCHESTER KENT,  UK.-- Swiss Chalet,  Dickens  wrote  several  novels  here.

ROCHESTER KENT, UK.-- Swiss Chalet, Dickens wrote several novels here.

ROCHESTER,  KENT,  UK.  -- This  horse-powered pump was  installed  by  Charles  Dickens at  Gad Hill  Place in  1857.. Moved  for  preservation to  near  Eastgate House  in  1973.

ROCHESTER, KENT, UK. -- This horse-powered pump was installed by Charles Dickens at Gad Hill Place in 1857.. Moved for preservation to near Eastgate House in 1973.

ROCHESTER,  KENT,  UK.--  College  Gate,  formerly Cemetery Gate,also Chertsey  Gate.--in  Charles  Dickens  "Edwin Drood" it  was  known  as  Jaspers  Gatehouse.

ROCHESTER, KENT, UK.-- College Gate, formerly Cemetery Gate,also Chertsey Gate.--in Charles Dickens "Edwin Drood" it was known as Jaspers Gatehouse.

ROCHESTER,  KENT,  UK.   Main  street.  Cobbled  road.

ROCHESTER, KENT, UK. Main street. Cobbled road.

ROCHESTER, KENT,  UK.   - Cathedral  near  Castle.

ROCHESTER, KENT, UK. - Cathedral near Castle.

ROCHESTER,  KENT,  UK  -- Cathedral.

ROCHESTER, KENT, UK -- Cathedral.

ROCHESTER, KENT,  UK.  --  Cathedral.   The  Cathedral  founded  a school  in  AD 604,  today  it  is  called  Kings School.

ROCHESTER, KENT, UK. -- Cathedral. The Cathedral founded a school in AD 604, today it is called Kings School.

ROCHESTER, KENT,  UK.  -- Cathedral  founded  by  King Ethelbert  of  Kent  in AD 604.

ROCHESTER, KENT, UK. -- Cathedral founded by King Ethelbert of Kent in AD 604.

ROCHESTER,  KENT,  UK.  -- Castle built  to  guard the river crossing..  12th  century  Keep.  113ft  [34m

ROCHESTER, KENT, UK. -- Castle built to guard the river crossing.. 12th century Keep. 113ft [34m

-- Castle is on the bank of the River Medway.]ROCHESTER,  KENT  ,UK. --  Castle  Keep, said  to  be  the  best  preserved  in England  or  France.

ROCHESTER, KENT ,UK. -- Castle Keep, said to be the best preserved in England or France.

ROCHESTER, KENT,  UK.  --  River  Medway.

ROCHESTER, KENT, UK. -- River Medway.

ROCHESTER,  KENT  UK.  --Bridge  over  the  river  Medway, from  Castle.  This  bridge  opened  1914.

ROCHESTER, KENT UK. --Bridge over the river Medway, from Castle. This bridge opened 1914.

Posted by alectrevor 14:40

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Hi Alec. Fun. I went to university in Rochester (New York, USA). I wonder how many cities are named Rochester? My Rochester didn't have a castle but there was a Cathedral. It was pretty far from my school so I never got to see it.
A castle would be great fun!

by Beausoleil

I've never been to Rochester. It looks well worth a visit.

by irenevt

I've never been to Rochester, perhaps because I'm not a particular fan of Dickens, but it looks an attractive place and worth a visit - thanks for sharing :)

by ToonSarah

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