Some history of Rocester
More information on Rocester to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to Rocester from another page. When building the site it is easier to place links as they crop up rather than go back later on. I realise this is frustrating if you were specifically looking for information on Rocester. There is information on Staffordshire dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.
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Related Newspaper Articles
"The foundation stone of the bridge intended to be erected at Rocester, over the river Dove, was laid by the Earl of Shrewsbury on Thursday
last. The ceremonial was conducted with great spirit. Many members of Masonic Lodges from different parts of the county attended, and, under the superintendence of Mr.
Thompson, of London, the imposing ceremonials of Masonry gave great eclat to the interesting occasion. The Countess of Shrewsbury, Prince aud Princess Doria
Pamphili, Lord Crewe, and other distinguished persons were present. The concourse of spectators was immense. The whole affair passed off as well possible and a large
party dined together, in the evening, at the Black Swan, Uttoxeter, under the presidency of the Rev. Mr. Jones, of Alton. Many interesting speeches were delivered on
the occasion. We had made arrangemeuts for giving, this week, a full account of these proceedings; but we are compelled to postpone the Report until Saturday next."
"Laying Foundation Stone"
Staffordshire Advertiser : August 10th 1839 Page 3