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Let's practise in...Rochester

Where? You know...Rochester ­ in Kent, by the River Medway

Where? You know...Rochester ­ in Kent, by the River Medway

What's it like?

'A city steeped in history, dominated by a fine Norman castle and cathedral, bounded by the maritime traditions and spirit of past British naval dominance'.

Work? 26 GPs practise in Medway PCT.

Houses? A three-bedroom terraced house in the popular Bishops Square area is £195k.

Schools? Temple Mill primary attained the highest performance scores of the community schools in 2005. At secondary level, King's School pupils have produced consistently excellent GCSE and A-level results since 2000.

Any famous connections?

Charles Dickens (while never actually a resident) had a deep love for Rochester and referenced the city in some of his best-known books. The enterprising business people of Rochester have been quick to pick up on the commercial potential of Dickens's cultural legacy ­ a shopping trip in the city might take you to any number of literature-savvy outlets including Nickleby's Greeting Cards, The Expectations Pub, or even the Two Cities Indian Restaurant. A Tale of No City In 1998 a local government reorganisation accidentally stripped Rochester of its 700- year-old city status. Medway council is still trying to restore it to its former glories.


The Tour de France will pass through Rochester for the first time next year.

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