Rochester’s annual Sweeps Festival recreates the joy and laughter enjoyed by chimney sweeps at their traditional holiday.
It was the one time of the year that the sweeps could leave the soot behind and have some fun.
The Sweeps holiday was traditionally held on 1 May. Locally, they used to mark the occasion by staging a procession through the streets of Rochester.
With Morris dancers, musicians and entertainment as well as stalls and refreshments in the town, you are sure to have a lovely day. The sweeps procession starts at 2.45pm.
There is a refreshment stop at Clacketts Services on the outward journey.