The 10 tapestry panels have been designed as a timeline to cover 1,000 years of local history and change.
The panels have been created from drawings by different local artists, each based on a theme, specific events or people and a timespan within the 1,000 year period.
A few panels have been drawn with a timeline within it, e.g. "Social & Christian Change". Other panels have the Rivers Crouch and Roach included to act as orientation points for the items on the panel, e.g. "Historic Churches". Whilst other panels don't have these reference points, most are still designed to have the places or events positioned in a part of the panel that represents their approximate location on the Rochford District map, e.g. "People & Places".