Rochester, Frindsbury & Strood CommunityAd Magazine
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A bit about Rochester, Frindsbury & Strood
Rochester is a town in Medway with a population of 62,982 (2011 census).
For many years Rochester was a favourite of Charles Dickens who based many of his novels on the area. This is why the town celebrates two annual Dickens Festivals in June and December).
The Diocese of Rochester is the second oldest in England, centred on Rochester Cathedral and responsible for the founding of The King’s School which is recognised as being the second oldest continuously running school in the world.
Rochester’s annual Sweeps Festival recreates the joy and laughter enjoyed by chimney sweeps at their traditional holiday.
It was the one time of the year that the sweeps could leave the soot behind and have some fun.
The Sweeps holiday was traditionally held on 1 May. Locally, they used to mark the occasion by staging a procession through the streets of Rochester.
Frindsbury, which is sometimes called Frinsbury, is part of the Medway Towns conurbation in Kent. Frindsbury’s location is opposite the River Medway, there are times in its history when it has been considered fully or partially part of the City of Rochester.
Frindsbury refers to both a parish and a manor. Frindsbury first began as a small agricultural community and then grew into a significant industrial centre.
Strood is a town which comes under the authority of Medway. Up until 1998 it was part of Kent and is still ceremonially associated via the Lieutenancies Act. The town is situated on the bank of the River Medway at its lowest bridging point, and is also part of the Rochester post town. Up until 1193 Strood was part of Frindsbury, but now Frindsbury is considered part of Strood.
Strood’s history has been dominated by the river Medway and the bridges, the roads and rail links they carried. It is now a mainly residential suburb of Rochester, and a commuter town for the city London.