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The next exhibitions are (free entry to all venues):

  • Tuesday 14th June - Wednesday 20th July: Southend Forum (The Forum Southend, Elmer Square, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1NS. Open Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 8am-5pm)
  • Friday 22nd July - Wednesday 24th August: Rayleigh Town Museum (1st Floor, 91 High St, Rayleigh SS6 7EJ. Opening times to be confirmed)

Other venues are still being discussed. Details of confirmed events will be published here.

Tapestry booklets and Heritage Trail 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. 

Why not visit our YouTube channel and view the videos and recordings about the tapestry and historic places around Rochford?

Rochford Town Team - YouTube  https://www.youtube.com › channel

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Latest News

Heritage Tapestry at Westerings School (April 2022)

Westerings Primary Academy hosts the Rochford District Heritage Tapestry...

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Latest Events

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Heritage Tapestry Exhibition: 1,000 years of local history - July/Aug 2022
Being held at Rayleigh Town Museum

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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