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Rochester Sweeps Festival

Rochester Sweeps Festival

Rochester Sweeps Festival

Chimney sweeps typically only had  one day off during the year and this was May Day so, as you can imagine, it was the time when they really wanted to have some fun! They did this by merging several folk traditions and parading through the streets, dancing and singing with the Jack in the Green. Dubbed "the biggest folklore festival of its type in the UK", Medway's Rochester Sweeps Festival is always jam-packed with a dazzling array of traditional music, dancing and entertainment and as you'd expect, there's no shortage of traditional Morris dancers to keep you smiling over the 3-day festivities. Similar to 2019, we're also expecting an artisan fair, folk-art/psychic fair, a funfair for the kids, the main festival stage and a real ale tent (yum!) with a fully licensed bar for 2020 too. You'll also hopefully be able to enjoy much of what was on offer at last year's Sweeps Festival which included tours of Rochester Cathedral, the awakening of the Jack in the Green and the Sweeps Parade.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Basildon Trafford House Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station)
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Grays Oak PH Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Lakeside Lakeside Bus Station Bus Stop E
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Old Granada Bingo, Pitsea SS13 3AH
Shoeburyness - Kathryn Ct The Cambridge.(Kathryn Ct.), Shoeburyness
South Benfleet Clare Rd Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
Southchurch Tyrrel Drive Southchurch Road - Tyrrel Drive (Swintons)
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff Halfords London Road Westcliff, Halfords
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