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Tapestry Exhibition at Rayleigh Museum: Wednesday 29th September to Saturday 30th October

Tapestry & Photo Exhibition at Rochford Parish Hall (behind 82 West Street): Tuesdays from 2nd November to 14th December

Tapestry booklets are on sale for just £3 at Rochford Library, plus Miss Daisy and Sarah Beth in Rochford Square

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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Echo: Heritage Tapestry article on Monday 4th October
Being held at Rayleigh Town Museum

All sewn up in a spectacular community tapestry...

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Upcoming Events

to 14-12-2021
Heritage Exhibition - Tuesdays from 2nd Nov to 14th Dec
Being held at Rochford Parish Hall

Rochford Parish Council is displaying the Rochford District Heritage Tapestry during November and December at the R...

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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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