how (in)convenient – City of Rochester Upon Medway, originally uploaded by monaxle.
Rochester used to have city status but this was lost in 1998 as a result of a civic oversight – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Rochester-upon-Medway
12 years on and this sign remains in Chatham bus station to remind us of those halcyon days!
The local council are now making a bid to have city status conferred once again but this time to incorporate the surrounding towns with Rochester and call the area Medway City.
A fair bit of feeling has been stirred up. The council propaganda machine is puffing steam and churning out the bullshit. The naysayers are typically indignant whilst being ignored. The silent majority is of course discounted.
My vote is for the nomenclature of the Medway Towns. Though it’s not an option that’s being mooted I don’t see that as a bad thing or even that it matters. It’s what the area is often referred to anyway by those that live here and those that don’t. The City is dead; Long live the Medway Towns!