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Offline AlanH

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Re: The French Hospital in Rochester High Street
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2014, 07:16:24 »
What a transformation from what was a run down dump about 45 years ago. Some awful types lived there then including one family I won't name but one member went by the name of 'pongo" for obvious reasons if you got too close.
Glad to see it's looking so well kept.
AlanH.

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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2014, 09:11:05 »
and coming soon a new Museum all about Huguenot History and the French Hospital! Opening above the tourist information centre, Rochester High Street, early Summer 2015! More info on our twitter and facebook @HuguenotMuseum

The Museum will feature a small archive room for researching Huguenot History, here we will be able to give visitors access to Huguenot Society publications as well as collections held at the new museum.  :)

I will keep you all up to date with more information about opening dates etc as they unfold but do get in touch if you want to know more!

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Re: The French Hospital in Rochester High Street
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2010, 18:39:08 »
Nice phtos Merc, not the square I remember walked thro it many a time in thefar left corner was an alleyway leading to Corperation street just opposite the market. prb

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The French Hospital in Rochester High Street
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2010, 15:25:43 »


The French Hospital at 'La Providence', off Rochester High Street, was opened by the Lord Lieutenant of Kent, Lord Cornwallis, on 21 June 1960. The hospital, for descendants of Huguenot families, started with the purchase of 19 terraced houses that made up the former Theobald Square. The square had been laid out as an elegant speculation in the 1840s on the site of an old brewery, whose vaults still lie beneath the road and gardens. The old houses were completely restored and rearranged to make 39 self-contained flats, where residents could enjoy privacy and have their own furniture and belongings around them, and have help with sickness or emergencies close at hand. New flats have been added over the years and there are now over 55 residents flats.
 
More about the hospital: http://www.frenchhospital.org.uk/index.html

Huguenot history: http://www.huguenotsociety.org.uk/history.html




 

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