Rochester Bridge Trust News Archive 2011

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Rochester Firm Wins Trust Award

Congratulations to GeKu Automation, one of the winners at this year’s Medway Business Awards. The high tech robotics company’s engineering excellence and commitment to training young people won the special award sponsored by the Rochester Bridge Trust. The prize of £200 and a trophy made by the Trust’s craftsmen were presented to Rochester-based GeKu Automation […]

Rochester Bridge Trust Supports Medway Artists

Art for Life, a Medway charity that helps people with learning difficulties and disabilities to develop their artistic flair, has been given a £2,000 grant by The Rochester Bridge Trust. The money will go towards the cost of producing works of art for an exhibition based around the theme of the River Medway. Art for […]

Bridge Trust Restores Colourful Royal Arms

The colourful Queen Anne Royal Arms in St Laurence Church, Hougham near Dover, have been restored, thanks to a community grant from The Rochester Bridge Trust. St Laurence Church is a Grade 1 listed building with 12th-century origins and Victorian alterations. The Queen Anne Arms, displayed on the north wall of the north aisle, date […]


A new garden at a centre supporting young people at risk of homelessness is now flourishing with the help of a £3,000 community grant from the Rochester Bridge Trust. Just 12 months ago the neglected, concrete yard at the back of the Lighthouse Project, Warwick Road, Cliftonville, run by the Kenward Trust was not a […]

Former Maths Pupils Add New Bridge Trust Roles

Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School old boys Russell Race and Tony Goulden have been appointed Senior Warden and Junior Warden respectively of the Rochester Bridge Trust. The role of Bridge Warden dates back to the 14th century and carries with it the responsibility for maintaining a crossing over the river Medway at Rochester at no […]

Maidstone Students Get Fired Up on Science

Pupils from eight Maidstone secondary schools will soon be trying their hands at anything from making gunpowder to building a racing car and beekeeping as part of a two-year science programme. The Growing Scientist Project is being sponsored by the Rochester Bridge Trust and aims to engage up to 1,000 pupils a year in science, […]

Rochester Bridge Trust Grant Renews Historic Link

Historic ties between the Rochester Bridge Trust and Nettlestead have been renewed with a grant to the parish’s medieval church of St. Mary the Virgin, a Grade 1 listed building, for the restoration of a 17th-century memorial. The monument depicts Lady Katherine Scott, wife of Sir John Scott of Nettlestead Place, both of whom died […]


Young people in Sheppey will be able to take a hands-on approach to discovering their heritage and their history, thanks to a grant from the Rochester Bridge Trust. The Trust, one of the oldest charities in the country, is helping to furnish a new education area at the popular Blue Town Heritage Centre in Sheerness. […]

New Orchestra Strikes Fresh Chord For Bridge Trust

The Rochester Bridge Trust is sponsoring an innovative two-year programme to bring a wide range of young musicians, including DJs and MCs, together. Orchestra ONE, Orchestra of New Experiences, was officially launched at the historic charity’s Bridge Chamber, Rochester, on May 19. Kent Music, a music education charity, will be leading the programme, and will […]

Students Aim for Medway Boat Race Honours

Students are getting ready to renew their sporting rivalry, as they prepare for the fifth annual Universities at Medway Boat Race which begins at 10am on Saturday, 14 May. Once again the event is being sponsored by The Rochester Bridge Trust, joined this year by the Chatham Maritime Trust and Southern Water. The trophies and […]


Representatives of Rochester Bridge Trust were introduced to the latest technology and their applications in assessing the structural health of bridges when they visited the department of Civil Engineering at the University of Greenwich at Medway. Professor Amir Alani, who holds the Bridge Wardens’ Chair in Bridge and Tunnel Engineering, demonstrated how computerised mapping – […]

Young Engineers Rise to Bridge Challenge

“Take some string, four drawing pins, two lengths of dowel, three short paper sticks, a few pieces of card, and some paper. You have just 45 minutes to construct a load-bearing bridge.” That was the challenge facing youngsters competing in the annual Bridge Building Competition sponsored by Rochester Bridge Trust at the Royal Engineers Museum, […]


A student at Maidstone Girls Grammar School is celebrating her success in winning this year’s Bridge Wardens’ Art Prize. The competition, which is run by the Rochester Bridge Trust, saw Isabelle Lush take the top prize with her entry on the theme of ‘Crossing the Medway’. Isabelle’s portrayal of Maidstone Bridge at night took the […]

Young Bridge Builders Will Be Put to the Test

Pupils from ten primary schools will be discovering the engineering techniques used by bridge builders through the ages and putting their own skills to the test at the Royal Engineers Museum, Gillingham, on Wednesday, March 16. After a series of introductions to the challenges faced in bridge construction, the young students will take part in […]

Trust Helps Pupils Tackle Bridge Challenges

Youngsters at Harenc School, Sidcup, have been learning about bridges and rivers, and enjoying the advantages of an interactive whiteboard in their classroom, thanks to a community grant from the Rochester Bridge Trust. Year Six pupils have been discovering how engineers manage the stresses and strains of river bridges and are putting their own talents […]

Green Shoots of Recovery for Young People at Risk

A Rochester Bridge Trust community grant is helping a leading Kent charity to support young adults at risk by improving their quality of life at one of its residential centres. Last year Rochester Bridge Trust, one of the oldest charities in the country, made a £3,000 community grant to the Kenward Trust to assist with […]

Young Finalists Compete for Bridge Wardens Art Prizes

Eleven of Kent and Medway’s young artists have been selected as finalists for the Bridge Wardens’ Art Prize 2011. Their work, which includes photographs, collages, textiles and paintings, will be displayed in an on-line exhibition and at the Rochester Bridge Trust headquarters on The Esplanade during two Bridge Chapel Open Days. The Bridge Chapel will […]

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