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Rochester, Kent

Index Rochester, Kent

Rochester is a town and was a historic city in the unitary authority of Medway in Kent, England. [1]

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A2 road (England)

The A2 is a major road in southern England, connecting London with the English Channel port of Dover in Kent.

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Admiral

Admiral is one of the highest ranks in some navies, and in many navies is the highest rank.

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Advertising Standards Authority (United Kingdom)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is the self-regulatory organisation of the advertising industry in the United Kingdom.

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Airport

An airport is an aerodrome with extended facilities, mostly for commercial air transport.

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Alluvium

Alluvium (from the Latin alluvius, from alluere, "to wash against") is loose, unconsolidated (not cemented together into a solid rock) soil or sediments, which has been eroded, reshaped by water in some form, and redeposited in a non-marine setting.

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Ancient Rome

In historiography, ancient Rome is Roman civilization from the founding of the city of Rome in the 8th century BC to the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century AD, encompassing the Roman Kingdom, Roman Republic and Roman Empire until the fall of the western empire.

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Ancient trackway

Ancient trackway can refer to any track or trail whose origin is lost in antiquity.

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Andrew the Apostle

Andrew the Apostle (Ἀνδρέας; ⲁⲛⲇⲣⲉⲁⲥ, Andreas; from the early 1st century BC – mid to late 1st century AD), also known as Saint Andrew and referred to in the Orthodox tradition as the First-Called (Πρωτόκλητος, Prōtoklētos), was a Christian Apostle and the brother of Saint Peter.

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Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship is a system of training a new generation of practitioners of a trade or profession with on-the-job training and often some accompanying study (classroom work and reading).

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Archant

Archant Limited is a newspaper and magazine publishing company headquartered in Norwich, England.

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Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is an area of countryside in England, Wales or Northern Ireland which has been designated for conservation due to its significant landscape value.

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Arriva Southern Counties

Arriva Southern Counties Arriva Southern Counties Limited formerly Invictaway Limited formerly Einkorn Limited is a bus operator in Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex, Kent and Essex in England.

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Association football

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.

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Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest of the world's oceans with a total area of about.

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Autumn 2011 United Kingdom heat wave

The autumn 2011 United Kingdom heat wave was a period of unseasonably warm weather which arrived towards the end of September 2011 and continued into October.

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Aveling and Porter

Aveling and Porter was a British agricultural engine and steam-roller manufacturer.

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Æthelberht of Kent

Æthelberht (also Æthelbert, Aethelberht, Aethelbert or Ethelbert, Old English Æðelberht,; 550 – 24 February 616) was King of Kent from about 589 until his death.

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Bank holiday

A bank holiday is a public holiday in the United Kingdom, some Commonwealth countries, Hong Kong and the Republic of Ireland.

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Bath, Somerset

Bath is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Somerset, England, known for its Roman-built baths.

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BBC Radio Kent

BBC Radio Kent is the BBC Local Radio service for the English county of Kent and parts of southeast London.

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Beating the bounds

Beating the bounds is an ancient custom still observed in some English and Welsh parishes.

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Bede

Bede (italic; 672/3 – 26 May 735), also known as Saint Bede, Venerable Bede, and Bede the Venerable (Bēda Venerābilis), was an English Benedictine monk at the monastery of St.

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Bomber

A bomber is a combat aircraft designed to attack ground and naval targets by dropping air-to-ground weaponry (such as bombs), firing torpedoes and bullets or deploying air-launched cruise missiles.

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Borstal, Rochester

Borstal is a place in the unitary authority of Medway in South East England.

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Bourne (stream)

A bourne is an intermittent stream, flowing from a spring.

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Brogdale

Brogdale is a hamlet in Kent, England, located beside the M2 motorway south of Faversham.

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Canon (priest)

A canon (from the Latin canonicus, itself derived from the Greek κανονικός, kanonikós, "relating to a rule", "regular") is a member of certain bodies subject to an ecclesiastical rule.

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Catherine of Aragon

Catherine of Aragon (16 December 1485 – 7 January 1536), was Queen of England from June 1509 until May 1533 as the first wife of King Henry VIII; she was previously Princess of Wales as the wife of Henry's elder brother Arthur.

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Celts

The Celts (see pronunciation of ''Celt'' for different usages) were an Indo-European people in Iron Age and Medieval Europe who spoke Celtic languages and had cultural similarities, although the relationship between ethnic, linguistic and cultural factors in the Celtic world remains uncertain and controversial.

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Ceremonial counties of England

The ceremonial counties, also referred to as the lieutenancy areas of England, are areas of England to which a Lord Lieutenant is appointed.

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Chalk

Chalk is a soft, white, porous, sedimentary carbonate rock, a form of limestone composed of the mineral calcite.

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Chapel

The term chapel usually refers to a Christian place of prayer and worship that is attached to a larger, often nonreligious institution or that is considered an extension of a primary religious institution.

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Chapel of ease

A chapel of ease (or chapel-of-ease) is a church building other than the parish church, built within the bounds of a parish for the attendance of those who cannot reach the parish church conveniently.

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Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic.

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Charter trustees

In England and Wales, charter trustees are set up to maintain the continuity of a town charter or city charter after a district with the status of a borough or city has been abolished, until such time as a parish council is established.

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Chatham

Chatham may refer to.

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Chatham Dockyard

Chatham Dockyard was a Royal Navy Dockyard located on the River Medway in Kent.

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Chatham main line

The Chatham main line is a railway line in England that links London Victoria and Dover Priory / Ramsgate, travelling via Medway (of which the town of Chatham is part, hence the name).

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Chatham, Kent

Chatham is one of the Medway towns located within the Medway unitary authority, in North Kent, in South East England.

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Chattenden

Chattenden is a small village within the civil parish of Hoo St Werburgh, which is in the unitary authority of Medway (Medway Council), South East England.

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Chimney sweep

A chimney sweep is a person who clears ash and soot from chimneys.

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Christian IV of Denmark

Christian IV (Christian den Fjerde; 12 April 1577 – 28 February 1648), sometimes colloquially referred to as Christian Firtal in Denmark and Christian Kvart or Quart in Norway, was king of Denmark-Norway and Duke of Holstein and Schleswig from 1588 to 1648.

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City gate

A city gate is a gate which is, or was, set within a city wall.

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City of Rochester-upon-Medway

Rochester-upon-Medway was a local government district in north Kent, England from 1974 to 1998.

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City status in the United Kingdom

City status in the United Kingdom is granted by the monarch of the United Kingdom to a select group of communities:, there are 69 cities in the United Kingdom – 51 in England, six in Wales, seven in Scotland and five in Northern Ireland.

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Cliffe

Cliffe could be.

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Cliffe, Kent

Cliffe is a village on the Hoo Peninsula in Kent, England, reached from the Medway Towns by a three-mile (4.8 km) journey along the B2000 road.

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Coastal defence and fortification

Castillo San Felipe de Barajas in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, an example of an Early Modern coastal defense Coastal defence (or defense) and coastal fortification are measures taken to provide protection against military attack at or near a coastline (or other shoreline), for example, fortification and coastal artillery.

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Cobham Park

Cobham Park is a country mansion and estate situated to the south of Cobham and encompassing the majority of Downside, Surrey, England.

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Continental Europe

Continental or mainland Europe is the continuous continent of Europe excluding its surrounding islands.

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Conurbation

A conurbation is a region comprising a number of cities, large towns, and other urban areas that, through population growth and physical expansion, have merged to form one continuous urban or industrially developed area.

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Cooling

Cooling is the transfer of thermal energy via thermal radiation, heat conduction or convection.

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Corn exchange

A corn exchange (English) is a building where merchants traded corns.

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Cricket

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular pitch with a target at each end called the wicket (a set of three wooden stumps upon which two bails sit).

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Cuxton

Cuxton is a town in the unitary authority of Medway in South East England.

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Dairy

A dairy is a business enterprise established for the harvesting or processing (or both) of animal milk – mostly from cows or goats, but also from buffaloes, sheep, horses, or camels – for human consumption.

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Defensive wall

A defensive wall is a fortification usually used to protect a city, town or other settlement from potential aggressors.

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Denis Redman

Major General Denis Arthur Kay Redman, CB, OBE (8 April 191018 July 2009) was a senior British Army officer.

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Diocese of Rochester

The Diocese of Rochester is a Church of England diocese in the English county of Kent and the Province of Canterbury.

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Districts of England

The districts of England (also known as local authority districts or local government districts to distinguish from unofficial city districts) are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government.

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Dover

Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England.

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Earl of Rochester

Earl of Rochester was a title that was created twice in the Peerage of England.

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Eastern Daily Press

The Eastern Daily Press (EDP) is a regional newspaper covering Norfolk, and northern parts of Suffolk and eastern Cambridgeshire, and is published daily in Norwich, UK.

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Eastgate House, Rochester

Eastgate House is a Grade I listed Elizabethan townhouse in Rochester, Kent, England.

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Ebbsfleet International railway station

Ebbsfleet International railway station is a railway station in Ebbsfleet Valley, in the Borough of Dartford, Kent, outside the eastern boundary of Greater London, England.

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Elliott Brothers (computer company)

Elliott Brothers (London) Ltd was an early computer company of the 1950s–60s in the United Kingdom.

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England

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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England Hockey League

The England Hockey League (EHL) is the top tier of the national field hockey league system in England, and is run by England Hockey.

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English Reformation

The English Reformation was a series of events in 16th century England by which the Church of England broke away from the authority of the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church.

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Essex

Essex is a county in the East of England.

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Faversham

Faversham is a market town and civil parish in the Swale district of Kent, England.

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First Barons' War

The First Barons' War (1215–1217) was a civil war in the Kingdom of England in which a group of rebellious major landowners (commonly referred to as barons) led by Robert Fitzwalter and supported by a French army under the future Louis VIII of France, waged war against King John of England.

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Fixed-wing aircraft

A fixed-wing aircraft is an aircraft, such as an airplane or aeroplane (note the two different spellings), which is capable of flight using wings that generate lift caused by the vehicle's forward airspeed and the shape of the wings.

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Fort Amherst

Fort Amherst, in Medway, South East England, was constructed in 1756 at the southern end of the Brompton lines of defence to protect the southeastern approaches to Chatham Dockyard and the River Medway against a French invasion.

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Fort Borstal

Fort Borstal was built as an afterthought from the 1859 Royal Commission on the Defence of the United Kingdom, by convict labour between 1875 and 1885, to hold the high ground southwest of Rochester, South East England.

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Fort Bridgewood

The site of Fort Bridgewoods is on the outskirts of Rochester, Medway in the United Kingdom, next to the Rochester-Maidstone road (B2097).

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Fort Clarence

The archway by the fort's drawbridge was demolished in the 1930s. The fort, on the left, is now converted into flats. Not to be confused with Fort Clarence (Nova Scotia) Fort Clarence is a now defunct fortification that was located in Rochester, Kent, England.

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Fort Darnet

Fort Darnet, like its twin, Hoo Fort, was built on the recommendations of the 1859 Royal Commission on an island covering Pinup Reach, the inner navigable channel of the River Medway, Kent.

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Fort Gillingham

Fort Gillingham, also known as Gillingham Fort, was constructed in 1669 on the south bank of the River Medway in Kent, England.

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Fort Luton

Fort Luton was built between 1876 and 1892 south of Chatham, Medway, South East England.

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Fort Pitt, Kent

Fort Pitt was a fort built between 1805 and 1819 on the high ground of the boundary between Chatham and Rochester, Kent.

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Fortification

A fortification is a military construction or building designed for the defense of territories in warfare; and is also used to solidify rule in a region during peacetime.

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Freedom of the City

The Freedom of the City is an honour bestowed by a municipality upon a valued member of the community, or upon a visiting celebrity or dignitary.

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French Hospital (La Providence)

The French Hospital was founded in 1718 in Finsbury on behalf of poor French Protestants and their descendants residing in Great Britain.

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Gads Hill Place

Gads Hill Place in Higham, Kent, sometimes spelt Gadshill Place and Gad's Hill Place, was the country home of Charles Dickens, the most successful British author of the Victorian era.

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General Electric Company

The General Electric Company, or GEC, was a major UK-based industrial conglomerate involved in consumer and defence electronics, communications, and engineering.

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Geologist

A geologist is a scientist who studies the solid and liquid matter that constitutes the Earth as well as the processes that shape it.

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Gillingham, Kent

Gillingham is a town in the county of Kent in South East England.

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Gold (radio)

Gold is a network of oldies radio stations which was formed by the merger of the Capital Gold network and the Classic Gold Network in August 2007.

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Goldfinger (novel)

Goldfinger is the seventh novel in Ian Fleming's James Bond series, first published in the UK by Jonathan Cape on 23 March 1959.

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Gravesend

Gravesend is an ancient town in northwest Kent, England, situated 21 miles (35 km) east-southeast of Charing Cross (central London) on the south bank of the Thames Estuary and opposite Tilbury in Essex.

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Great Expectations

Great Expectations is the thirteenth novel by Charles Dickens and his penultimate completed novel: a bildungsroman that depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip.

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Greater London

Greater London is a region of England which forms the administrative boundaries of London, as well as a county for the purposes of the lieutenancies.

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Guild

A guild is an association of artisans or merchants who oversee the practice of their craft/trade in a particular area.

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Guildhall

A guildhall is either a town hall, or a building historically used by guilds for meetings and other purposes, in which sense it can also be spelled as "guild hall" and may also be called a "guild house".

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Gundulf of Rochester

Gundulf (or Gundulph) was a Norman monk who went to England following the Conquest.

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Halling

Halling may refer to.

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Halling, Kent

Halling is a village on the North Downs in the northern part of Kent, England, covering 7.1 square kilometres of land.

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Heart Kent

Heart Kent (previously Invicta FM) is a local radio station owned and operated by Global Radio as part of the Heart network.

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, (20 October 1784 – 18 October 1865) was a British statesman who served twice as Prime Minister in the mid-19th century.

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Henry VIII of England

Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England from 1509 until his death.

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Hereford

Hereford is a cathedral city, civil parish and county town of Herefordshire, England.

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High Speed 1

High Speed 1 (HS1), legally the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL), is a high-speed railway between London and the United Kingdom end of the Channel Tunnel.

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Higham, Kent

Higham is a large village, and electoral ward bordering the Hoo Peninsula, in Kent, between Gravesend and Rochester.

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History of Rochester, Kent

Rochester is a town and former city in Kent, England.

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HM Prison Rochester

HM Prison Rochester (formerly known as Borstal Prison) is a male Young Offenders Institution, located in the Borstal area of Rochester in Kent, England.

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Holcombe Hockey Club

Holcombe Hockey Club is a field hockey club based in Rochester, Kent, England.

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Home Office

The Home Office (HO) is a ministerial department of Her Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom, responsible for immigration, security and law and order.

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Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms

Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms is a bodyguard to the British Monarch.

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Hoo Fort

Hoo Fort, like Fort Darnet, was built on the recommendations of the 1859 Royal Commission.

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Hoo Peninsula

The Hoo Peninsula is a peninsula in Kent, England (United Kingdom) separating the estuaries of the rivers Thames and Medway.

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House of Stuart

The House of Stuart, originally Stewart, was a European royal house that originated in Scotland.

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Housing estate

A housing estate (or sometimes housing complex) is a group of homes and other buildings built together as a single development.

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Human settlement

In geography, statistics and archaeology, a settlement, locality or populated place is a community in which people live.

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Intra (disambiguation)

Intra is a 2005 album by metal band Ram-Zet.

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Ironclad (film)

Ironclad is a 2011 British action adventure war film directed by Jonathan English.

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Jack in the Green

Jack in the Green, also known as Jack o' the Green, is an English folk custom associated with the celebration of May Day.

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James Bond

The James Bond series focuses on a fictional British Secret Service agent created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short-story collections.

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James VI and I

James VI and I (James Charles Stuart; 19 June 1566 – 27 March 1625) was King of Scotland as James VI from 24 July 1567 and King of England and Ireland as James I from the union of the Scottish and English crowns on 24 March 1603 until his death in 1625.

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John Fisher

John Fisher (c. 19 October 1469 – 22 June 1535), venerated by Roman Catholics as Saint John Fisher, was an English Catholic bishop, cardinal, and theologian.

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John, King of England

John (24 December 1166 – 19 October 1216), also known as John Lackland (Norman French: Johan sanz Terre), was King of England from 1199 until his death in 1216.

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Joseph Williamson (politician)

Sir Joseph Williamson, PRS (25 July 1633 – 3 October 1701) was an English civil servant, diplomat and politician who sat in the House of Commons of England variously between 1665 and 1701 and in the Irish House of Commons between 1692 and 1699.

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Jury

A jury is a sworn body of people convened to render an impartial verdict (a finding of fact on a question) officially submitted to them by a court, or to set a penalty or judgment.

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Jutes

The Jutes, Iuti, or Iutæ were a Germanic people.

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Köppen climate classification

The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems.

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Keep

A keep (from the Middle English kype) is a type of fortified tower built within castles during the Middle Ages by European nobility.

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Kelly Brook

Kelly Brook (born 23 November 1979) is an English model, actress and television presenter best known for her modelling work in the UK, and in the US for her role in the NBC sitcom One Big Happy, as well as a regular panelist on Celebrity Juice.

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Kelly Tolhurst

Kelly Jane Tolhurst (born 23 August 1978) is a British Conservative Party politician.

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Kent

Kent is a county in South East England and one of the home counties.

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Kent County Council

Kent County Council is a county council that governs most of the county of Kent in England.

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Kent Cricket League

The Kent Cricket League is the top level of competition for recreational club cricket in Kent, England.

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King's School, Rochester

The King's School, Rochester is an English independent school in Rochester, Kent.

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KM Group

KM Media Group aka KM Group, formally known as Kent Messenger Group, is a multimedia company in the county of Kent.

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KMFM Medway

KMFM Medway is an Independent Local Radio serving the Medway Towns and the surrounding areas in Kent, South East England.

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Knight

A knight is a person granted an honorary title of knighthood by a monarch, bishop or other political leader for service to the monarch or a Christian Church, especially in a military capacity.

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Labour Party (UK)

The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom.

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Letters patent

Letters patent (always in the plural) are a type of legal instrument in the form of a published written order issued by a monarch, president, or other head of state, generally granting an office, right, monopoly, title, or status to a person or corporation.

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Lieutenancies Act 1997

The Lieutenancies Act 1997 (1997 c. 23) is an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom, that defines areas that Lord-Lieutenants are appointed to in Great Britain.

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List of agricultural machinery

Agricultural equipment is any kind of machinery used on a farm to help with farming.

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List of Lord High Admirals (United Kingdom)

The Lord High Admiral (of England, Great Britain and then the United Kingdom, beginning in the 14th century) is the titular head of the Royal Navy.

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List of oldest schools

This is a list of extant schools, excluding universities and higher education establishments, that have been in continuous operation since founded.

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Local Government Act 1972

The Local Government Act 1972 is an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom that reformed local government in England and Wales on 1 April 1974.

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London

London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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London Basin

The London Basin is an elongated, roughly triangular sedimentary basin approximately long which underlies London and a large area of south east England, south eastern East Anglia and the adjacent North Sea.

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London Clay

The London Clay Formation is a marine geological formation of Ypresian (early Eocene Epoch, c. 56–49 Ma) age which crops out in the southeast of England.

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Lord Chancellor's Department

The Lord Chancellor's Department was a United Kingdom government department answerable to the Lord Chancellor with jurisdiction over England and Wales.

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Low-pressure area

A low-pressure area, low, or depression, is a region on the topographic map where the atmospheric pressure is lower than that of surrounding locations.

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Lowest bridging point

The lowest bridging point is the location on a river which is crossed by a bridge at its closest point to the sea.

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M2 motorway (Great Britain)

The M2 is a motorway in Kent, England.

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Maidstone

Maidstone is a large, historically important town in Kent, England, of which it is the county town.

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Maidstone & District Motor Services

Maidstone & District Motor Services Arriva Kent & Surrey Limited formerly Arriva Kent & Sussex Limited formerly Maidstone & District Motor Services Limited was a bus company based in Maidstone, Kent.

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Major-general (United Kingdom)

Major general (Maj Gen), is a "two-star" rank in the British Army and Royal Marines.

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Marconi Company

The Marconi Company was a British telecommunications and engineering company that did business under that name from 1963 to 1987.

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Mary I of England

Mary I (18 February 1516 – 17 November 1558) was the Queen of England and Ireland from July 1553 until her death.

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May Day

May Day is a public holiday usually celebrated on 1 May.

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Mayor of Medway

The office of Mayor of Medway is the highest position in the unitary area of Medway, in Kent, England.

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Medway

Medway is a conurbation and unitary authority in Kent in the region of South East England.

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Medway Council

Medway Council is the local authority of Medway in Kent, England.

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Medway scene

Medway scene is a term denoting bands and related cultural activities in the Medway Towns, north Kent, England.

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Medway Valley line

The Medway Valley line is the name given to the railway line linking and the Medway Towns with and onward to, and London St Pancras International (peak only).

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Member of parliament

A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament.

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Met Office

The Met Office (officially the Meteorological Office) is the United Kingdom's national weather service.

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Michiel de Ruyter

Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter (24 March 1607 – 29 April 1676) was a Dutch admiral.

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Middle Ages

In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages (or Medieval Period) lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.

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Miss Havisham

Miss Havisham is a character in the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations (1861).

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Model (person)

A model is a person with a role either to promote, display or advertise commercial products (notably fashion clothing in fashion shows), or to serve as a visual aid for people who are creating works of art or to pose for photography.

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Morris dance

Morris dance is a form of English folk dance usually accompanied by music.

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Motorcycle speedway

Motorcycle speedway, usually referred to as speedway, is a motorcycle sport involving four and sometimes up to six riders competing over four anti-clockwise laps of an oval circuit.

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Municipal Corporations Act 1835

The Municipal Corporations Act 1835 (5 & 6 Wm. IV., c.76), sometimes known as the Municipal Reform Act, was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that reformed local government in the incorporated boroughs of England and Wales.

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Napoleonic Wars

The Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815) were a series of major conflicts pitting the French Empire and its allies, led by Napoleon I, against a fluctuating array of European powers formed into various coalitions, financed and usually led by the United Kingdom.

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Nicholas Ridley (martyr)

Nicholas Ridley (–16 October 1555) was an English Bishop of London (the only bishop called "Bishop of London and Westminster").

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Norman conquest of England

The Norman conquest of England (in Britain, often called the Norman Conquest or the Conquest) was the 11th-century invasion and occupation of England by an army of Norman, Breton, Flemish and French soldiers led by Duke William II of Normandy, later styled William the Conqueror.

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North Downs

The North Downs are a ridge of chalk hills in south east England that stretch from Farnham in Surrey to the White Cliffs of Dover in Kent.

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North Kent Line

The North Kent Line is a railway which runs from a junction of Britain's South East Main Line, east of St Johns railway station, Greater London to a point south-west of station by the River Medway in Medway where it links to the Chatham Main Line.

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North West Kent

Kent is a county in southeast England.

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Nu-Venture

Nu-Venture is a bus operator in Aylesford, Kent, England.

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Oceanic climate

An oceanic or highland climate, also known as a marine or maritime climate, is the Köppen classification of climate typical of west coasts in higher middle latitudes of continents, and generally features cool summers (relative to their latitude) and cool winters, with a relatively narrow annual temperature range and few extremes of temperature, with the exception for transitional areas to continental, subarctic and highland climates.

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Order of Saint Benedict

The Order of Saint Benedict (OSB; Latin: Ordo Sancti Benedicti), also known as the Black Monksin reference to the colour of its members' habitsis a Catholic religious order of independent monastic communities that observe the Rule of Saint Benedict.

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Parish

A parish is a church territorial entity constituting a division within a diocese.

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Parish (Church of England)

The parish with its local parish church is the basic unit of the Church of England.

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Parish church

A parish church (or parochial church) in Christianity is the church which acts as the religious centre of a parish.

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Peter Buck (mayor)

Sir Peter Buck (died 1625) was an English mayor and naval official.

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Peter Watkins

Peter Watkins (born 29 October 1935) is an English film and television director.

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Post-industrial economy

A post-industrial economy refers to a period of growth within an industrialized economy or nation in which the relative importance of manufacturing reduces and that of services, information, and research grows.

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Priory

A priory is a monastery of men or women under religious vows that is headed by a prior or prioress.

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Protestantism

Protestantism is the second largest form of Christianity with collectively more than 900 million adherents worldwide or nearly 40% of all Christians.

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Public library

A public library is a library that is accessible by the general public and is generally funded from public sources, such as taxes.

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Radio broadcasting

Radio broadcasting is transmission by radio waves intended to reach a wide audience.

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Radio Sunlight

Radio Sunlight is a community radio station serving the Medway towns in Kent, England.

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Rainham, Kent

The town of Rainham is a part of the Medway Towns conurbation, under the unitary authority of Medway, in South East England, and part of the ceremonial county of Kent.

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Reformation

The Reformation (or, more fully, the Protestant Reformation; also, the European Reformation) was a schism in Western Christianity initiated by Martin Luther and continued by Huldrych Zwingli, John Calvin and other Protestant Reformers in 16th century Europe.

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Restoration House

Restoration House in Rochester, Medway, South East England, is a fine example of an Elizabethan mansion.

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Ridge

A ridge or mountain ridge are geological features consisting of a chain of mountains or hills that form a continuous elevated crest for some distance.The sides of the ridge slope away from narrow top on either side.The line along the crest formed by the highest points, with the terrain dropping down on either side, is called the ridgeline.

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River Medway

The River Medway is a river in South East England.

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River Thames

The River Thames is a river that flows through southern England, most notably through London.

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Rochester Airport

Rochester Airport may refer to.

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Rochester Airport (Kent)

Rochester Airport is an operational general aviation aerodrome located south of Rochester, Medway, South East England, with the River Medway from the end of runway 34, from Chatham and its Historic Dockyard and the Medway area.

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Rochester and Strood (UK Parliament constituency)

Rochester and Strood is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2015 by Kelly Tolhurst, a Conservative.

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Rochester Bridge

Rochester Bridge in Rochester, Medway was for centuries the lowest fixed crossing of the River Medway in South East England.

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Rochester Castle

Rochester Castle stands on the east bank of the River Medway in Rochester, Kent, South East England.

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Rochester Cathedral

Rochester Cathedral, formally the Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary, is an English church of Norman architecture in Rochester, Kent.

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Rochester Grammar School

Rochester Grammar School (known as Rochester Grammar School for Girls until 2006) is a grammar school for the education of girls between the ages of 11 and 18.

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Rochester railway station

Rochester railway station is on the Chatham Main Line in England, serving the town of Rochester, Kent.

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Rochester United F.C.

Rochester United F.C. is an English football club located in Strood, in Kent.

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Roman conquest of Britain

The Roman conquest of Britain was a gradual process, beginning effectively in AD 43 under Emperor Claudius, whose general Aulus Plautius served as first governor of Roman Britain (Britannia).

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Romano-British culture

Romano-British culture is the culture that arose in Britain under the Roman Empire following the Roman conquest in AD 43 and the creation of the province of Britannia.

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Romford Bombers

The Romford Bombers were a speedway team which operated from 1969 until their closure in 1971.

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Royal Commission on the Defence of the United Kingdom

The Royal Commission on the Defence of the United Kingdom was a committee formed in 1859 to enquire into the ability of the United Kingdom to defend itself against an attempted invasion by a foreign power, and to advise the British Government on the remedial action required.

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Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

The Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME; pronounced phonetically as "Reemee" with stress on the first syllable) is a corps of the British Army that maintains the equipment that the Army uses.

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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.

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Rugby football

Rugby football refers to the team sports rugby league and rugby union.

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Runway

According to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a runway is a "defined rectangular area on a land aerodrome prepared for the landing and takeoff of aircraft".

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Russell Thorndike

Arthur Russell Thorndike (6 February 1885, Rochester, Kent – 7 November 1972) was a British actor and novelist, best known for the Doctor Syn of Romney Marsh novels.

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Satis House

Satis House is a fictional estate in the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations.

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Saxons

The Saxons (Saxones, Sachsen, Seaxe, Sahson, Sassen, Saksen) were a Germanic people whose name was given in the early Middle Ages to a large country (Old Saxony, Saxonia) near the North Sea coast of what is now Germany.

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Sea salt

Sea salt is a less refined salt that is produced by the evaporation of seawater.

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Seaplane

A seaplane is a powered fixed-wing aircraft capable of taking off and landing (alighting) on water.

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Second Anglo-Dutch War

The Second Anglo-Dutch War (4 March 1665 – 31 July 1667), or the Second Dutch War (Tweede Engelse Oorlog "Second English War") was a conflict fought between England and the Dutch Republic for control over the seas and trade routes, where England tried to end the Dutch domination of world trade during a period of intense European commercial rivalry.

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Secondary modern school

A secondary modern school is a type of secondary school that existed throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland, from 1944 until the 1970s under the Tripartite System and still persist in Northern Ireland, where they are usually referred to simply as Secondary schools, and in areas of England, such as Buckinghamshire (where they are referred to as community schools), Lincolnshire, Wirral Medway and Kent where they are called high schools.

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Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions

The Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions was a United Kingdom Cabinet position created in 1997, with responsibility for the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR).

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Short Brothers

Short Brothers plc, usually referred to as Shorts or Short, is an aerospace company based in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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Short Empire

The Short Empire was a medium-range four-engined monoplane flying boat, designed and developed by Short Brothers during the 1930s to meet the requirements of the growing commercial airline sector, with a particular emphasis upon its usefulness upon the then-core routes that served the United Kingdom.

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Short Scion

The Short S.16 Scion and Scion II were 1930s British two-engine, cantilever monoplanes built by Short Brothers and (under licence) by Pobjoy Airmotors and Aircraft Ltd. in Rochester, Kent between 1933 and 1937.

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Short Singapore

The Short Singapore was a British multi-engined biplane flying boat built after the First World War.

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Short Stirling

The Short Stirling was a British four-engined heavy bomber of the Second World War.

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Short Sunderland

The Short S.25 Sunderland was a British flying boat patrol bomber, developed and constructed by Short Brothers for the Royal Air Force (RAF).

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Short Type 184

The Short Admiralty Type 184, often called the Short 225 after the power rating of the engine first fitted, was a British two-seat reconnaissance, bombing and torpedo carrying folding-wing seaplane designed by Horace Short of Short Brothers.

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Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School

Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School (SJWMS) is a boys' grammar school with academy status in Rochester, Kent, also referred to either as Rochester Math or The Math School.

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Sketches by Boz

Sketches by "Boz," Illustrative of Every-day Life and Every-day People (commonly known as Sketches by Boz) is a collection of short pieces Charles Dickens originally published in various newspapers and other periodicals between 1833 and 1836.

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Southeastern (train operating company)

London & South Eastern Railway Limited, trading as Southeastern, is a British train operating company owned by the Anglo-French joint venture Govia that provides rail services in South East England.

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St Bartholomew's Hospital, Rochester

St.

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St Nicholas' Church, Rochester

St Nicholas' Church, Rochester is a former parish church in Rochester, Kent, England, next to Rochester Cathedral.

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St Pancras railway station

St Pancras railway station, also known as London St Pancras and officially since 2007 as St Pancras International, is a central London railway terminus located on Euston Road in the London Borough of Camden.

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St. Margaret's Church, Rochester

St Margaret's Church, Rochester is now a Chapel of Ease within the parish of St Peter with St Margaret, Rochester.

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Steamroller

A steamroller (or steam roller) is a form of road roller – a type of heavy construction machinery used for leveling surfaces, such as roads or airfields – that is powered by a steam engine.

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Stephen Langton

Stephen Langton (c. 1150 – 9 July 1228) was an English Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop of Canterbury between 1207 and his death in 1228.

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Strood

Strood is a town in the unitary authority of Medway in Kent, South East England.

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Strood railway station

Strood railway station serves the town of Strood in Medway, England.

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Strood Rural District

Strood Rural District was a rural district in the county of Kent, England.

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Summer

Summer is the hottest of the four temperate seasons, falling after spring and before autumn.

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Sybil Thorndike

Dame Agnes Sybil Thorndike (24 October 18829 June 1976) was an English actress who toured internationally in Shakespearean productions, often appearing with her husband Lewis Casson.

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Textus Roffensis

The Textus Roffensis (Latin for "The Tome of Rochester"), fully entitled the Textus de Ecclesia Roffensi per Ernulphum episcopum ("The Tome of the Church of Rochester up to Bishop Ernulf") and sometimes also known as the Annals of Rochester, is a mediaeval manuscript that consists of two separate works written between 1122 and 1124.

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is the final novel by Charles Dickens.

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The Pickwick Papers

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (also known as The Pickwick Papers) was Charles Dickens's first novel.

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The Prisoners

The Prisoners were a British garage rock band formed in 1980 in Rochester, Kent, England.

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The Thomas Aveling School

The Thomas Aveling School is a secondary school and sixth form with academy status, located in Rochester, Kent, England.

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The War Game

The War Game is a 1965 television drama, filmed in a documentary style, that depicts a nuclear war.

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Tonbridge

Tonbridge is a historic market town in the English county of Kent.

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Twydall

Twydall is a suburb of Gillingham in Kent in south-east England.

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Unitary authority

A unitary authority is a type of local authority that has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area or performs additional functions which elsewhere in the relevant country are usually performed by national government or a higher level of sub-national government.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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University for the Creative Arts

The University for the Creative Arts is a specialist art and design university in the south of England.

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Upnor

Lower Upnor and Upper Upnor are two small villages in Medway, Kent, England.

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Ward (electoral subdivision)

A ward is a local authority area, typically used for electoral purposes.

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Watling Street

Watling Street is a route in England and Wales that began as an ancient trackway first used by the Britons, mainly between the areas of modern Canterbury and using a natural ford near Westminster.

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Weald

The Weald is an area of South East England between the parallel chalk escarpments of the North and the South Downs.

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William Barlow (bishop of Lincoln)

William Barlow (died 1613) was an Anglican priest and courtier during the reign of James I of England.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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References

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