Discover the Legacy of the Royal Engineers along the River Medway

Uncover the rich history of one of the UK’s most significant military collections and the remarkable story of the Royal Engineers’ connection with the River Medway through an engaging free talk.


Join Hilary Wight, Collections Officer at the Royal Engineers Museum, for an enlightening Bridge Chapel Lecture as she showcases key artifacts from the Royal Engineers’ past, shedding light on the Corps and its enduring ties with the River Medway.


Alison Cable, Archives and Records Manager at the Rochester Bridge Trust, expressed anticipation for this captivating event, stating: “The Royal Engineers’ presence in Medway spans centuries, and we eagerly await Hilary’s presentation in our historic Bridge Chapel, delving into the intriguing narrative of this esteemed organization.”


The Rochester Bridge Trust and the Royal Engineers share a longstanding history of collaboration, from assisting in the demolition of the medieval Rochester Bridge to facilitating modern-day training exercises and bridge-building activities to inspire future generations of civil engineers.


Join us for this free lecture on Tuesday, April 16, promptly at 6:30 pm, at the Bridge Chapel in Rochester. Doors will open at 6:00 pm, with complimentary tea and coffee provided.


Tickets are limited and must be reserved in advance, either online at or by emailing [email protected].


This talk complements the ongoing exhibition, “Rochester Bridge in Times of Conflict,” hosted in the Bridge Chapel and Chamber. The exhibition is available for viewing on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, with open days being free of charge and requiring no prior booking. The buildings have been fully refurbished and are accessible to all visitors.


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