May Day


We went on a little day trip to Rochester at the weekend.  I had faint memories of going there on a school trip when I was young and wanted to see if it was as nice as I remembered. It was. Maybe even better (in spite of the rain).  Unbeknown to us, we visited during their annual May Day celebrations ‘Rochester Sweeps Festival’ and the buildings were all decorated with bunting and balloons making everything look extra special, and Morris dancers filled the streets.

I loved all the history in the town and the fact that Charles Dickens once lived, and wrote three of his books here.  (You would never have guessed from all the shop names around the place, ‘Tiny Tims,’ ‘Sweet Expectations’..!)



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