Historic Rochford
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Heritage Tapestry- Rochford Town Team
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Rochford is a quaint English market town with a long history, including smugglers, coaching inns, Anne Boleyn and the Peculiar People. The 14 parishes of the wider Rochford District are all steeped in history. 

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Tapestry Exhibition (27th July to 7th August): Rochford District Heritage Tapestry
Being held at Ashingdon Elim Church

1,000 years of local history in ten 2ft x 3ft tapestry panels...

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Upcoming Events

to 07-08-2021
2021 Tapestry Exhibition: Rochford District Heritage Tapestry covering 1,000 years of local history
Being held at Ashingdon Elim Church

The Rochford District Heritage Tapestry was created over a period of 20 months through a community project involving 90 adults and...

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Latest Projects

Rochford District 'Tapestry': Knitting Our Heritage Together

This exciting community project will create a Heritage 'Tapestry' to celebrate the last 1,000 years of history from the 14 parishes of Rochford District. The finished work will measure over 10 metres long, in about 10 separate panels. The scenes are being designed by local artists and historians, then interpreted using a wide range of techniques, including embroidery, applique, knitting and felting. If interested, email 2020tapestry@gmail.com or phone 01702 318111 to leave your details.

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Heritage Trail Grant

Following the success of the pilot Town Trail booklet, in June 2016 it was decided to prepare a bid for a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund in order to develop a Heritage Trail for Rochford.

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