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21 August 2014
Restoration of Short Brothers' Scion Floatplane

A rare Scion Floatplane built in Kent by Short Brothers – the aviation pioneers – is being restored, thanks to the Rochester Bridge Trust. The Trust has presented Medway Aircraft Preservation Society’s team of volunteers with a grant of £40,000 to bring the historic aircraft back to its former glory. . . . More


Model of Scion Floatplane

10 July 2014
Trust Shortlisted for Charity Award

Centuries of engineering pedigree have seen the Rochester Bridge Trust shortlisted for a 2014 Charity of the Year award in the 15th annual Charity Times Awards . . . More


Charity Times Awards Logo

6 July 2014
Historic River Wall Cleaning Underway

The Rochester Bridge Trust’s major cleaning, inspection and repairs programme for its historic river embankments has started. A team of specialists is currently washing off and inspecting river walls on the Strood embankment of the River Medway. . . . More


Historic River Wall Cleaning Underway


750th Anniversary Lecture

Thursday, 16th October 2014, 7.00pm
The Bridge Chapel, 5 Esplanade, Rochester ME1 1QE


‘The bridge, the castle and the siege of Rochester in 1264’

In April 1264, the city of Rochester was fortified by King Henry III against an attack led by Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester. The Earl approached from London to attack the city from the old Roman bridge across the River Medway. At first, de Montfort's army was beaten back at the bridge. The account of how he eventually burned the bridge, crossed the river, and went on to sack the city and the castle is a fascinating and bloody tale.

In the 750th anniversary year of the assault, the Rochester Bridge Trust is delighted to present a special lecture by Richard Eales, Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Kent.

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance

Contact Sue O’Reilly by email or on 01892 513033.


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