This compilation of photographs from The Dudley Studios Collection embodies a variety of events covering the period 1945-2002. Illustrating Rochester and the surrounding towns of North Kent, from the Medway to Swale, this collection shows how the area has changed over the past half-century. The 200 pictures portray social, sporting, industrial and commercial subjects, along with a few familiar faces and a touch of humour. Informative captions accompany these images, with something to interest all age-groups.
Penelope Brook-Foster compiled the book from the archives of Dudley Studios Ltd, professional photographers of Rochester, Kent. Her husband was photographer and director, but he died in 2002 and the business had to close. His legacy is the thousands of photographs dating from 1945. Penelope lives in Rochester.