Rochester Sweeps Festival
Looking forward to this year’s Sweeps Festival which takes place in Rochester over the May Day bank holiday weekend. Hope to see you there!
This is a video which I recorded at the 2010 event to get you in the mood:
If you have never experienced the Rochester Sweeps Festival, all I can say is you don’t know what you’re missing!
This is a unique celebration of the coming of Spring, which also commemorates the traditional holiday for chimney sweeps, or climbing boys as they were also known.
Over the space of three days, Rochester plays host to a number of Morris sides or ‘sets’, culminating in the folk music concerts which are held in the grounds of the historic Rochester Castle…
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