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Rochester Through Time Robert Turcan

Rochester Through Time By Robert Turcan

Rochester Through Time by Robert Turcan


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Summary

This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Rochester has changed and developed over the last century.

Rochester Through Time Summary

Rochester Through Time by Robert Turcan

Rochester lends the Medway towns a degree of class. It is the ancient core of Kent's largest conurbation. Instantly recognisable by its splendid Norman castle and beautiful cathedral, its shops abound with references to Charles Dickens - who lived and worked nearby. Historically the town was established at the lowest covenient crossing point of the river Medway. The Romans built the first bridge on their vital Watling Street route between Dover and London. Strategically important from a naval point of view Rochester was the target for an embarrassing raid by Dutch marauders in the late seventeenth century. Accordingly an expansive dockyard base was constructed at the adjacent fishing village of Chatham. Today Rochester is a thriving town. Its bustling high street is renowned for many specialist shops while the passageways are often enlivened by revellers celebrating Dickens festivals.

About Robert Turcan

Robert Turcan is a retired fund manager who was brought up on a fruit farm in the North Kent horticultural belt. He has a lifelong interest in local history, in the pursuit of which he has amassed a considerable collection of topographical postcards, books and maps. His appreciation of the constantly changing environment is complimented by keen amateur photography, as well as a number of previously published titles on Kent's towns.

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GOR005668104
9781848682702
1848682700
Rochester Through Time by Robert Turcan
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Amberley Publishing
20110515
96
N/A
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