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Hello and welcome to The City of Rochester Society.
Actively helping to conserve this historic city.


About Us

city of rochester coat of armsThe City of Rochester Society was founded in 1967 to help conserve the historic City as a pleasant place to visit. The Society is still active today, helping to improve the environment and quality of life in Rochester for residents and visitors alike.

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Become A Member

You can play a part in supporting the aims of the City of Rochester Society by becoming a member. Your membership and subscription will help keep the Society strong, enabling it to continue its work of conservation and stimulating interest in the history and development of Rochester.

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Guided Tours & Walks

See Rochester’s wealth of historic buildings and hear about the City’s long and fascinating history from an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. The City Of Rochester Society has been successfully organising tours for over 30 years and we will be pleased to help you produce a memorable outing.

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For all our latest news you can join our groups and follow us on our social networks. We also have an active forum where you can join in the conversation and add your comments.

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Featured Articles

10 Great Reasons to Join Us – Rochester by Numbers

If you’ve seen one of the new City of Rochester Society Membership Application forms, you may well have been intrigued by the pictures illustrating our 10 Great Reasons for joining the Society. Each of these numbers is located somewhere in the historic centre of Rochester, some easy to find, some not so obvious. Here’s a […]

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Celebrity Rochester

Celebrity is often thought of as a modern invention. But if we delve back into Rochester’s past, there have always been persons of prominence and renown associated with the City. We’ve attempted to cover as many of these people as possible on the site but please do get in touch if you think we’ve missed someone….

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Rochester City Status

The first Royal Charter to recognise Rochester’s city status was granted during the reign of King Henry III in 1227. In 1998 city status lapsed after Rochester upon Medway City Council and Gillingham Borough Council were abolished and a new unitary authority created for the whole of the Medway Towns…

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