Tom Scott

This town forgot to be a city

Rochester, in the south-east of England, was a city for nearly 800 years. And then, in 1998, an administrative error took that city status away, likely forever. Here’s the story.

Research and script assistance from Jess Jewell

BBC article:
Kent Online article:
Minutes of the meeting:

Additional research links:
Local Government Act (1972) see:
Charter Trustees Regulations (1996):

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